Living Wage Calculation for Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as gross annual income. We have converted it to an hourly wage for the sake of comparison.

For further detail, please reference the technical documentation here.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $12.15 $24.85 $28.82 $35.41 $19.18 $23.29 $25.73 $28.64 $26.38 $9.34 $13.51 $15.68 $18.09
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

Typical Expenses

These figures show the individual expenses that went into the living wage estimate. Their values vary by family size, composition, and the current location.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $6,820 $10,280 $13,739 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,820 $10,280 $13,739
Medical $2,555 $8,476 $8,132 $8,214 $6,297 $8,132 $8,214 $7,933 $6,297 $8,132 $8,214 $7,933
Housing $9,180 $12,540 $12,540 $16,476 $10,104 $12,540 $12,540 $16,476 $9,180 $12,540 $12,540 $16,476
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $22,176 $45,368 $52,600 $64,635 $35,010 $42,508 $46,970 $52,287 $34,086 $49,328 $57,250 $66,026
Annual taxes $3,093 $6,329 $7,338 $9,017 $4,884 $5,930 $6,552 $7,294 $4,755 $6,881 $7,986 $9,211
Required annual income before taxes $25,269 $51,697 $59,937 $73,652 $39,893 $48,438 $53,523 $59,582 $54,872 $38,841 $56,209 $65,237 $75,237

Typical Annual Salaries

These are the typical annual salaries for various professions in this location.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,724
Business & Financial Operations $63,307
Computer & Mathematical $74,428
Architecture & Engineering $65,149
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,275
Community & Social Service $40,696
Legal $64,840
Education, Training, & Library $44,338
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,005
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,101
Healthcare Support $29,236
Protective Service $38,402
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,068
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,267
Personal Care & Service $22,159
Sales & Related $27,775
Office & Administrative Support $32,806
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,225
Construction & Extraction $36,962
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,935
Production $31,602
Transportation & Material Moving $29,041