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 $12.95 $27.05 $31.01 $38.87 $20.80 $25.48 $27.93 $32.11 $9.74 $14.61 $16.78 $19.82
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 $10,636 $16,550 $16,550 $22,795 $13,066 $16,550 $16,550 $22,795 $10,636 $16,550 $16,550 $22,795
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 $23,632 $49,378 $56,609 $70,955 $37,972 $46,517 $50,980 $58,607 $35,542 $53,337 $61,260 $72,346
Annual taxes $3,297 $6,888 $7,897 $9,898 $5,297 $6,489 $7,112 $8,176 $4,958 $7,441 $8,546 $10,092
Required annual income before taxes $26,929 $56,266 $64,506 $80,853 $43,269 $53,007 $58,092 $66,782 $40,500 $60,778 $69,806 $82,438

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,758
Business & Financial Operations $64,675
Computer & Mathematical $72,751
Architecture & Engineering $66,517
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,652
Community & Social Service $41,889
Legal $74,345
Education, Training, & Library $48,463
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,142
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,040
Healthcare Support $28,053
Protective Service $31,664
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,613
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,693
Personal Care & Service $23,362
Sales & Related $26,510
Office & Administrative Support $32,549
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,348
Construction & Extraction $37,836
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,534
Production $27,271
Transportation & Material Moving $0