Living Wage Calculation for Port St. Lucie, 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 $12.54 $25.01 $29.34 $36.50 $19.18 $23.73 $26.10 $30.16 $9.53 $13.76 $15.91 $18.91
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
Minimum Wage $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46 $8.46

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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $6,932 $10,449 $13,966 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,932 $10,449 $13,966
Medical $2,485 $7,905 $7,616 $7,737 $5,894 $7,616 $7,737 $7,638 $5,894 $7,616 $7,737 $7,638
Housing $10,260 $13,260 $13,260 $18,288 $10,476 $13,260 $13,260 $18,288 $10,260 $13,260 $13,260 $18,288
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $22,889 $45,656 $53,564 $66,621 $35,001 $43,310 $47,636 $55,061 $34,785 $50,242 $58,085 $69,027
Annual taxes $3,193 $6,369 $7,472 $9,294 $4,883 $6,042 $6,645 $7,681 $4,853 $7,009 $8,103 $9,629
Required annual income before taxes $26,082 $52,025 $61,036 $75,914 $39,884 $49,352 $54,281 $62,742 $39,638 $57,251 $66,188 $78,656

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,789
Business & Financial Operations $54,778
Computer & Mathematical $62,036
Architecture & Engineering $75,545
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,824
Community & Social Service $38,240
Legal $65,208
Education, Training, & Library $48,568
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,366
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,133
Healthcare Support $29,427
Protective Service $39,694
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,088
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,415
Personal Care & Service $24,629
Sales & Related $26,276
Office & Administrative Support $33,270
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,538
Construction & Extraction $39,185
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,029
Production $34,835
Transportation & Material Moving $29,620