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 $17.51 $35.02 $43.29 $57.42 $26.92 $33.11 $38.21 $42.86 $12.90 $19.13 $24.26 $29.16
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 $9,230 $18,460 $27,690 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,230 $18,460 $27,690
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 $12,478 $18,217 $18,217 $24,926 $14,500 $18,217 $18,217 $24,926 $12,478 $18,217 $18,217 $24,926
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 $31,343 $62,687 $77,490 $102,779 $48,190 $59,258 $68,397 $76,707 $46,169 $68,488 $86,858 $104,398
Annual taxes $5,081 $10,162 $12,562 $16,662 $7,812 $9,607 $11,088 $12,435 $7,485 $11,103 $14,081 $16,924
Required annual income before taxes $36,424 $72,849 $90,053 $119,441 $56,003 $68,864 $79,486 $89,143 $53,653 $79,591 $100,939 $121,322

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $106,540
Business & Financial Operations $67,795
Computer & Mathematical $83,064
Architecture & Engineering $77,350
Life, Physical, & Social Science $72,139
Community & Social Service $47,273
Legal $77,875
Education, Training, & Library $56,967
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $53,318
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,272
Healthcare Support $31,940
Protective Service $42,072
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,199
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,820
Personal Care & Service $28,109
Sales & Related $32,828
Office & Administrative Support $39,440
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,343
Construction & Extraction $44,341
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,807
Production $34,957
Transportation & Material Moving $32,935