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 $13.04 $27.90 $34.66 $44.22 $21.87 $26.21 $29.61 $31.50 $10.72 $15.25 $19.10 $22.19
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 $7,686 $15,374 $23,060 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,686 $15,374 $23,060
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 $7,572 $10,198 $10,198 $13,307 $8,350 $10,198 $10,198 $13,307 $7,572 $10,198 $10,198 $13,307
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 $23,341 $49,930 $62,042 $79,149 $39,152 $46,916 $52,992 $56,381 $38,375 $54,603 $68,365 $79,441
Annual taxes $3,784 $8,094 $10,058 $12,831 $6,347 $7,606 $8,591 $9,140 $6,221 $8,852 $11,083 $12,879
Required annual income before taxes $27,125 $58,024 $72,100 $91,981 $45,499 $54,522 $61,583 $65,521 $44,596 $63,454 $79,448 $92,320

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,647
Business & Financial Operations $55,552
Computer & Mathematical $65,536
Architecture & Engineering $64,964
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,907
Community & Social Service $41,300
Legal $56,626
Education, Training, & Library $0
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,894
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,299
Healthcare Support $28,205
Protective Service $37,617
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,292
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,456
Personal Care & Service $22,886
Sales & Related $25,699
Office & Administrative Support $35,387
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,919
Construction & Extraction $38,405
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,814
Production $32,778
Transportation & Material Moving $30,722