Living Wage Calculation for Lakeland-Winter Haven, 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 $15.86 $30.78 $38.13 $49.94 $24.18 $29.79 $34.90 $38.15 $12.07 $17.01 $21.68 $25.42
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 $7,576 $15,152 $22,727 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,576 $15,152 $22,727
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 $9,528 $12,276 $12,276 $16,500 $9,588 $12,276 $12,276 $16,500 $9,528 $12,276 $12,276 $16,500
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 $28,393 $55,092 $68,241 $89,390 $43,279 $53,317 $62,457 $68,281 $43,219 $60,893 $77,609 $91,008
Annual taxes $4,603 $8,931 $11,063 $14,491 $7,016 $8,643 $10,125 $11,069 $7,006 $9,872 $12,582 $14,754
Required annual income before taxes $32,996 $64,023 $79,304 $103,881 $50,295 $61,960 $72,582 $79,350 $50,225 $70,764 $90,190 $105,762

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,710
Business & Financial Operations $62,114
Computer & Mathematical $68,929
Architecture & Engineering $68,352
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,433
Community & Social Service $43,506
Legal $74,472
Education, Training, & Library $49,092
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,821
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,591
Healthcare Support $30,581
Protective Service $38,648
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,738
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,932
Personal Care & Service $25,284
Sales & Related $31,608
Office & Administrative Support $37,354
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,889
Construction & Extraction $40,842
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,706
Production $38,274
Transportation & Material Moving $35,652