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 $16.75 $32.76 $40.82 $53.73 $25.07 $31.05 $36.16 $39.78 $12.52 $18.00 $23.03 $27.32
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 $8,863 $17,725 $26,587 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,863 $17,725 $26,587
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 $11,112 $14,532 $14,532 $19,416 $11,184 $14,532 $14,532 $19,416 $11,112 $14,532 $14,532 $19,416
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 $29,977 $58,634 $73,070 $96,166 $44,875 $55,573 $64,713 $71,197 $44,803 $64,435 $82,437 $97,784
Annual taxes $4,860 $9,505 $11,846 $15,590 $7,275 $9,009 $10,491 $11,542 $7,263 $10,446 $13,364 $15,852
Required annual income before taxes $34,836 $68,140 $84,915 $111,756 $52,150 $64,582 $75,203 $82,739 $52,066 $74,881 $95,802 $113,636

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,355
Business & Financial Operations $58,005
Computer & Mathematical $65,762
Architecture & Engineering $79,597
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,523
Community & Social Service $44,983
Legal $67,464
Education, Training, & Library $59,182
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,992
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,207
Healthcare Support $31,811
Protective Service $43,314
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,919
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,565
Personal Care & Service $25,958
Sales & Related $30,773
Office & Administrative Support $37,718
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,049
Construction & Extraction $43,078
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,811
Production $39,248
Transportation & Material Moving $33,010