Living Wage Calculation for Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, 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 $15.63 $32.00 $39.82 $52.37 $25.00 $30.53 $35.64 $39.15 $11.96 $17.62 $22.53 $26.64
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 $8,424 $16,849 $25,273 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,424 $16,849 $25,273
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 $9,108 $13,608 $13,608 $18,300 $11,052 $13,608 $13,608 $18,300 $9,108 $13,608 $13,608 $18,300
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 $27,973 $57,272 $71,270 $93,736 $44,743 $54,649 $63,789 $70,081 $42,799 $63,073 $80,638 $95,354
Annual taxes $4,535 $9,285 $11,554 $15,196 $7,253 $8,859 $10,341 $11,361 $6,938 $10,225 $13,073 $15,458
Required annual income before taxes $32,507 $66,556 $82,824 $108,932 $51,996 $63,508 $74,130 $81,442 $49,737 $73,298 $93,710 $110,812

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $109,761
Business & Financial Operations $70,299
Computer & Mathematical $97,188
Architecture & Engineering $98,280
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,489
Community & Social Service $42,040
Legal $67,892
Education, Training, & Library $46,299
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,308
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,223
Healthcare Support $31,512
Protective Service $49,819
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,428
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,804
Personal Care & Service $29,243
Sales & Related $28,633
Office & Administrative Support $36,391
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $45,892
Construction & Extraction $44,212
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,640
Production $37,033
Transportation & Material Moving $32,143