Living Wage Calculation for Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, 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 $33.20 $40.47 $52.69 $25.54 $31.01 $34.41 $38.46 $12.13 $17.90 $22.00 $26.43
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 $8,586 $17,172 $25,759 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,586 $17,172 $25,759
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 $12,623 $18,788 $18,788 $25,771 $14,906 $18,788 $18,788 $25,771 $12,623 $18,788 $18,788 $25,771
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 $28,391 $59,420 $72,431 $94,312 $45,708 $55,507 $61,582 $68,845 $43,425 $64,093 $78,754 $94,604
Annual taxes $4,603 $9,633 $11,742 $15,289 $7,410 $8,998 $9,983 $11,161 $7,040 $10,390 $12,767 $15,337
Required annual income before taxes $32,994 $69,053 $84,173 $109,601 $53,118 $64,505 $71,565 $80,006 $50,465 $74,483 $91,522 $109,940

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,098
Business & Financial Operations $63,112
Computer & Mathematical $77,752
Architecture & Engineering $72,125
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,439
Community & Social Service $43,643
Legal $76,074
Education, Training, & Library $49,526
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,267
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,309
Healthcare Support $29,587
Protective Service $38,620
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,415
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,893
Personal Care & Service $26,139
Sales & Related $29,096
Office & Administrative Support $36,656
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,065
Construction & Extraction $41,014
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,976
Production $31,929
Transportation & Material Moving $30,333