Living Wage Calculation for Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

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 $14.68 $30.49 $37.63 $48.21 $23.55 $28.44 $31.83 $34.39 $11.54 $16.55 $20.58 $24.19
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 $8,345 $16,689 $25,034 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,345 $16,689 $25,034
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 $10,500 $14,184 $14,184 $18,480 $11,352 $14,184 $14,184 $18,480 $10,500 $14,184 $14,184 $18,480
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 $26,268 $54,575 $67,343 $86,297 $42,154 $50,902 $56,978 $61,554 $41,302 $59,247 $73,667 $86,588
Annual taxes $4,259 $8,847 $10,917 $13,990 $6,834 $8,252 $9,237 $9,979 $6,696 $9,605 $11,942 $14,037
Required annual income before taxes $30,527 $63,422 $78,261 $100,287 $48,988 $59,154 $66,215 $71,533 $47,998 $68,852 $85,609 $100,626

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,243
Business & Financial Operations $57,516
Computer & Mathematical $61,700
Architecture & Engineering $63,797
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,603
Community & Social Service $44,738
Legal $71,849
Education, Training, & Library $58,549
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,914
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,503
Healthcare Support $31,950
Protective Service $37,689
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,643
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,400
Personal Care & Service $26,211
Sales & Related $27,571
Office & Administrative Support $35,991
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,454
Construction & Extraction $38,794
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,457
Production $36,175
Transportation & Material Moving $28,922