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 $11.38 $23.63 $27.59 $33.85 $17.93 $22.06 $24.51 $27.08 $8.95 $12.90 $15.07 $17.30
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
Minimum Wage $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25

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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $6,820 $10,280 $13,739 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,820 $10,280 $13,739
Medical $2,555 $8,476 $8,132 $8,214 $6,297 $8,132 $8,214 $7,933 $6,297 $8,132 $8,214 $7,933
Housing $7,776 $10,308 $10,308 $13,620 $7,824 $10,308 $10,308 $13,620 $7,776 $10,308 $10,308 $13,620
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $20,772 $43,136 $50,368 $61,779 $32,730 $40,276 $44,738 $49,431 $32,682 $47,096 $55,018 $63,170
Annual taxes $2,898 $6,018 $7,026 $8,618 $4,566 $5,618 $6,241 $6,896 $4,559 $6,570 $7,675 $8,812
Required annual income before taxes $23,669 $49,154 $57,394 $70,398 $37,295 $45,894 $50,979 $56,327 $37,241 $53,666 $62,693 $71,983

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,860
Business & Financial Operations $57,289
Computer & Mathematical $63,163
Architecture & Engineering $60,231
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,650
Community & Social Service $40,573
Legal $55,756
Education, Training, & Library $46,807
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,666
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,164
Healthcare Support $27,621
Protective Service $34,174
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,543
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,961
Personal Care & Service $20,677
Sales & Related $24,967
Office & Administrative Support $31,736
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,601
Construction & Extraction $34,411
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,099
Production $32,333
Transportation & Material Moving $31,530