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 $15.26 $30.66 $38.39 $50.18 $24.09 $29.28 $34.39 $37.23 $11.77 $16.95 $21.81 $25.54
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 $8,263 $16,526 $24,790 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,263 $16,526 $24,790
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 $8,455 $11,374 $11,374 $14,861 $9,421 $11,374 $11,374 $14,861 $8,455 $11,374 $11,374 $14,861
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 $27,319 $54,877 $68,713 $89,813 $43,112 $52,415 $61,555 $66,642 $42,145 $60,678 $78,081 $91,432
Annual taxes $4,429 $8,896 $11,139 $14,560 $6,989 $8,497 $9,979 $10,804 $6,832 $9,837 $12,658 $14,822
Required annual income before taxes $31,748 $63,773 $79,853 $104,374 $50,101 $60,912 $71,534 $77,446 $48,978 $70,515 $90,739 $106,254

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,329
Business & Financial Operations $61,161
Computer & Mathematical $70,684
Architecture & Engineering $69,090
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,437
Community & Social Service $41,751
Legal $61,097
Education, Training, & Library $52,163
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,621
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,028
Healthcare Support $32,261
Protective Service $39,804
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,096
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,644
Personal Care & Service $24,364
Sales & Related $28,623
Office & Administrative Support $37,707
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,269
Construction & Extraction $41,313
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,837
Production $35,695
Transportation & Material Moving $33,320