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 $12.29 $24.77 $28.73 $35.88 $19.07 $23.20 $25.65 $29.11 $9.41 $13.47 $15.64 $18.32
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 $9,432 $12,384 $12,384 $17,328 $9,900 $12,384 $12,384 $17,328 $9,432 $12,384 $12,384 $17,328
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 $22,428 $45,212 $52,444 $65,487 $34,806 $42,352 $46,814 $53,139 $34,338 $49,172 $57,094 $66,878
Annual taxes $3,129 $6,307 $7,316 $9,135 $4,855 $5,908 $6,531 $7,413 $4,790 $6,859 $7,965 $9,330
Required annual income before taxes $25,556 $51,520 $59,760 $74,623 $39,661 $48,260 $53,345 $60,552 $39,128 $56,031 $65,059 $76,208

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,121
Business & Financial Operations $56,158
Computer & Mathematical $60,931
Architecture & Engineering $67,638
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,789
Community & Social Service $38,268
Legal $65,869
Education, Training, & Library $47,743
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,725
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,707
Healthcare Support $29,226
Protective Service $39,101
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,603
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,263
Personal Care & Service $24,123
Sales & Related $25,708
Office & Administrative Support $32,147
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,537
Construction & Extraction $37,733
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,297
Production $35,264
Transportation & Material Moving $27,888