Living Wage Calculation for Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, 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 $23.99 $39.79 $48.37 $63.68 $32.36 $38.82 $43.08 $48.36 $16.18 $22.06 $26.52 $31.53
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 $4,808 $7,088 $10,631 $14,131 $8,815 $10,973 $14,132 $17,231 $8,815 $10,973 $14,132 $17,231
Child Care $0 $9,708 $18,315 $25,980 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,708 $18,315 $25,980
Medical $2,401 $7,452 $7,338 $7,810 $5,555 $7,338 $7,810 $7,397 $5,555 $7,338 $7,810 $7,397
Housing $19,552 $26,891 $26,891 $35,834 $21,892 $26,891 $26,891 $35,834 $21,892 $26,891 $26,891 $35,834
Transportation $8,426 $9,751 $12,283 $14,134 $9,751 $12,283 $14,134 $14,117 $9,751 $12,283 $14,134 $14,117
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 $2,012 $2,012 $2,012 $2,012 $2,591 $2,591 $2,591 $2,591 $2,591 $2,591 $2,591 $2,591
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 $43,266 $73,678 $89,673 $115,691 $59,381 $72,279 $81,349 $92,202 $59,381 $81,987 $99,664 $118,182
Annual taxes $6,634 $9,089 $10,929 $16,760 $7,933 $8,468 $8,250 $8,383 $7,933 $9,775 $10,649 $12,981
Required annual income before taxes $49,900 $82,767 $100,602 $132,451 $67,314 $80,746 $89,599 $100,585 $67,314 $91,762 $110,313 $131,163

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 $123,780
Business & Financial Operations $85,090
Computer & Mathematical $94,390
Architecture & Engineering $84,110
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,650
Community & Social Service $53,200
Legal $114,570
Education, Training, & Library $59,480
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $65,230
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $89,920
Healthcare Support $35,810
Protective Service $59,900
Food Preparation & Serving Related $32,720
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,600
Personal Care & Service $34,690
Sales & Related $49,560
Office & Administrative Support $44,080
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,130
Construction & Extraction $52,890
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,420
Production $41,240
Transportation & Material Moving $47,000