Living Wage Calculation for Jacksonville, FL

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support themsleves and/or their family, working full-time, or 2080 hours per year. The tables below provide living wage estimates for individuals and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In households with two working adults, all hourly values reflect what one working adult requires to earn to meet their families’ basic needs, assuming the other adult also earns the same.

The poverty wage and state minimum wage are for reference purposes. Poverty wage estimates come from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Poverty Guidelines for 2024 and have been converted from an annual value to an hourly wage for ease of comparison. The state minimum wage data is sourced from the Labor Law Center and includes the minimum wage in a given state as of January of that year.

For further detail, please reference the Methodology page. The data on this page was last updated on February 14, 2024.

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 $22.04 $36.97 $45.17 $57.63 $30.22 $36.06 $40.42 $43.36 $15.11 $20.72 $25.08 $28.58
Poverty Wage $7.24 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $17.59 $4.91 $6.21 $7.50 $8.79
Minimum Wage $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

Typical Expenses

The table below shows the costs of each basic need that go into estimating the living wage. Like with the living wage, their values vary by location and family size.

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 $4,503 $6,637 $9,956 $13,232 $8,255 $10,275 $13,234 $16,135 $8,255 $10,275 $13,234 $16,135
Child Care $0 $9,867 $17,956 $24,820 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,867 $17,956 $24,820
Medical $2,708 $8,929 $8,815 $9,286 $6,506 $8,815 $9,286 $8,874 $6,506 $8,815 $9,286 $8,874
Housing $14,869 $19,239 $19,239 $24,324 $16,223 $19,239 $19,239 $24,324 $16,223 $19,239 $19,239 $24,324
Transportation $10,132 $11,725 $14,770 $16,995 $11,725 $14,770 $16,995 $16,975 $11,725 $14,770 $16,995 $16,975
Civic $2,165 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $5,191 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $5,191
Internet & Mobile $1,601 $1,601 $1,601 $1,601 $2,180 $2,180 $2,180 $2,180 $2,180 $2,180 $2,180 $2,180
Other $3,903 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $9,841 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $9,841
Required annual income after taxes $39,879 $68,773 $84,538 $106,050 $55,664 $67,481 $76,724 $83,520 $55,664 $77,347 $94,680 $108,341
Annual taxes $5,969 $8,125 $9,409 $13,821 $7,203 $7,525 $7,341 $6,677 $7,203 $8,864 $9,670 $10,559
Required annual income before taxes $45,848 $76,898 $93,947 $119,871 $62,868 $75,005 $84,066 $90,197 $62,868 $86,211 $104,350 $118,900

Typical Annual Salaries

The average annual salaries for various occupations in the table below comes from the latest state-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. When available, this data is specific to a given metro area.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $120,410
Business & Financial Operations $78,960
Computer & Mathematical $93,330
Architecture & Engineering $86,620
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,710
Community & Social Service $48,660
Legal $98,020
Education, Training, & Library $55,810
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $61,850
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $92,270
Healthcare Support $35,820
Protective Service $47,240
Food Preparation & Serving Related $30,260
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,400
Personal Care & Service $33,000
Sales & Related $46,920
Office & Administrative Support $43,140
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,650
Construction & Extraction $47,140
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,350
Production $42,750
Transportation & Material Moving $41,570