Living Wage Calculation for Orange 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 $18.19 $34.37 $42.59 $55.76 $27.09 $32.51 $37.62 $41.36 $13.55 $18.81 $23.91 $28.33
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $9,132 $18,264 $27,396 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,132 $18,264 $27,396
Medical $2,871 $9,662 $9,449 $9,758 $6,908 $9,449 $9,758 $9,547 $6,908 $9,449 $9,758 $9,547
Housing $13,698 $17,152 $17,152 $22,242 $14,802 $17,152 $17,152 $22,242 $14,802 $17,152 $17,152 $22,242
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $32,563 $61,524 $76,229 $99,800 $48,493 $58,193 $67,332 $74,023 $48,493 $67,325 $85,596 $101,419
Annual taxes $5,279 $9,974 $12,358 $16,179 $7,861 $9,434 $10,916 $12,000 $7,861 $10,914 $13,876 $16,441
Required annual income before taxes $37,842 $71,497 $88,587 $115,979 $56,354 $67,627 $78,248 $86,023 $56,354 $78,239 $99,473 $117,860

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,285
Business & Financial Operations $66,308
Computer & Mathematical $82,133
Architecture & Engineering $80,047
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,157
Community & Social Service $44,298
Legal $72,439
Education, Training, & Library $51,906
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,113
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,838
Healthcare Support $31,597
Protective Service $40,692
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,696
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,462
Personal Care & Service $27,296
Sales & Related $31,586
Office & Administrative Support $38,531
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,376
Construction & Extraction $42,051
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,325
Production $35,920
Transportation & Material Moving $33,020