Living Wage Calculation for Gainesville, 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 $11.48 $23.98 $28.31 $34.62 $18.52 $22.69 $25.06 $28.28 $9.00 $13.25 $15.39 $17.97
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
Minimum Wage $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46

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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $6,932 $10,449 $13,966 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,932 $10,449 $13,966
Medical $2,485 $7,905 $7,616 $7,737 $5,894 $7,616 $7,737 $7,638 $5,894 $7,616 $7,737 $7,638
Housing $8,328 $11,376 $11,376 $14,856 $9,276 $11,376 $11,376 $14,856 $8,328 $11,376 $11,376 $14,856
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $20,957 $43,772 $51,680 $63,189 $33,801 $41,426 $45,752 $51,629 $32,853 $48,358 $56,201 $65,595
Annual taxes $2,924 $6,106 $7,209 $8,815 $4,715 $5,779 $6,382 $7,202 $4,583 $6,746 $7,840 $9,150
Required annual income before taxes $23,881 $49,878 $58,889 $72,004 $38,517 $47,205 $52,135 $58,831 $37,436 $55,104 $64,041 $74,745

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,697
Business & Financial Operations $55,754
Computer & Mathematical $60,156
Architecture & Engineering $63,164
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,100
Community & Social Service $40,934
Legal $57,747
Education, Training, & Library $47,348
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,043
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,368
Healthcare Support $27,801
Protective Service $38,687
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,051
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,701
Personal Care & Service $22,993
Sales & Related $24,924
Office & Administrative Support $33,534
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,356
Construction & Extraction $36,014
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,647
Production $32,182
Transportation & Material Moving $30,901