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 $16.78 $32.73 $40.85 $53.51 $25.20 $30.96 $36.06 $39.38 $12.53 $17.98 $23.04 $27.21
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 $8,970 $17,941 $26,911 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,970 $17,941 $26,911
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 $11,172 $14,364 $14,364 $18,708 $11,412 $14,364 $14,364 $18,708 $11,172 $14,364 $14,364 $18,708
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 $30,037 $58,574 $73,118 $95,782 $45,103 $55,405 $64,545 $70,489 $44,863 $64,375 $82,486 $97,400
Annual taxes $4,869 $9,496 $11,854 $15,528 $7,312 $8,982 $10,464 $11,427 $7,273 $10,436 $13,372 $15,790
Required annual income before taxes $34,906 $68,069 $84,972 $111,309 $52,415 $64,387 $75,008 $81,916 $52,136 $74,811 $95,858 $113,190

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,205
Business & Financial Operations $60,198
Computer & Mathematical $65,891
Architecture & Engineering $66,426
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,211
Community & Social Service $47,551
Legal $73,316
Education, Training, & Library $59,963
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,711
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,552
Healthcare Support $34,711
Protective Service $40,810
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,943
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,495
Personal Care & Service $29,981
Sales & Related $30,623
Office & Administrative Support $38,616
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,084
Construction & Extraction $41,484
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,930
Production $39,355
Transportation & Material Moving $33,181