Living Wage Calculation for Martin County, Florida

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $15.06 $30.96 $38.40 $49.81 $23.50 $28.61 $32.00 $35.07 $11.75 $16.79 $20.97 $24.99
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Food $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $8,891 $17,782 $26,672 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,891 $17,782 $26,672
Medical $2,792 $9,421 $9,109 $9,249 $7,023 $9,109 $9,249 $8,903 $7,023 $9,109 $9,249 $8,903
Housing $11,184 $14,484 $14,484 $19,704 $11,256 $14,484 $14,484 $19,704 $11,256 $14,484 $14,484 $19,704
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $26,952 $55,421 $68,736 $89,159 $42,058 $51,202 $57,278 $62,778 $42,058 $60,093 $75,060 $89,450
Annual taxes $4,369 $8,985 $11,143 $14,454 $6,818 $8,301 $9,286 $10,177 $6,818 $9,742 $12,168 $14,501
Required annual income before taxes $31,322 $64,405 $79,879 $103,613 $48,876 $59,503 $66,563 $72,956 $48,876 $69,835 $87,228 $103,952

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,642
Business & Financial Operations $61,393
Computer & Mathematical $77,332
Architecture & Engineering $74,120
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,370
Community & Social Service $41,229
Legal $69,434
Education, Training, & Library $48,564
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,533
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,337
Healthcare Support $29,198
Protective Service $38,068
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,262
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,863
Personal Care & Service $25,065
Sales & Related $28,205
Office & Administrative Support $35,745
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,819
Construction & Extraction $39,265
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,433
Production $32,963
Transportation & Material Moving $30,067