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 $13.49 $27.98 $34.39 $43.90 $21.92 $26.65 $30.04 $32.25 $10.94 $15.29 $18.96 $22.03
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 $7,047 $14,095 $21,142 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,047 $14,095 $21,142
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 $8,376 $10,980 $10,980 $14,652 $8,424 $10,980 $10,980 $14,652 $8,376 $10,980 $10,980 $14,652
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 $24,144 $50,073 $61,545 $78,577 $39,226 $47,698 $53,774 $57,726 $39,178 $54,745 $67,869 $78,868
Annual taxes $3,914 $8,118 $9,977 $12,738 $6,359 $7,733 $8,718 $9,358 $6,351 $8,875 $11,003 $12,786
Required annual income before taxes $28,059 $58,190 $71,523 $91,315 $45,585 $55,431 $62,491 $67,085 $45,530 $63,620 $78,871 $91,654

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,627
Business & Financial Operations $57,117
Computer & Mathematical $63,828
Architecture & Engineering $63,889
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,968
Community & Social Service $40,881
Legal $68,790
Education, Training, & Library $46,242
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,264
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,889
Healthcare Support $28,052
Protective Service $39,735
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,003
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,042
Personal Care & Service $22,200
Sales & Related $27,796
Office & Administrative Support $34,538
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,904
Construction & Extraction $38,211
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,341
Production $34,722
Transportation & Material Moving $31,479