Living Wage Calculation for Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support themsleves and/or their family, working full-time, or 2080 hours per year. The tables below provide living wage estimates for individuals and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In households with two working adults, all hourly values reflect what one working adult requires to earn to meet their families’ basic needs, assuming the other adult also earns the same.

The poverty wage and state minimum wage are for reference purposes. Poverty wage estimates come from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Poverty Guidelines for 2024 and have been converted from an annual value to an hourly wage for ease of comparison. The state minimum wage data is sourced from the Labor Law Center and includes the minimum wage in a given state as of January of that year.

For further detail, please reference the Methodology page. The data on this page was last updated on February 14, 2024.

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 $19.99 $34.33 $41.40 $53.14 $28.84 $34.72 $39.05 $41.79 $14.42 $19.38 $23.33 $26.50
Poverty Wage $7.24 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $17.59 $4.91 $6.21 $7.50 $8.79
Minimum Wage $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

Typical Expenses

The table below shows the costs of each basic need that go into estimating the living wage. Like with the living wage, their values vary by location and family size.

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 $4,687 $6,908 $10,362 $13,773 $8,592 $10,695 $13,774 $16,794 $8,592 $10,695 $13,774 $16,794
Child Care $0 $7,505 $14,251 $20,499 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,505 $14,251 $20,499
Medical $2,725 $9,010 $8,896 $9,367 $6,558 $8,896 $9,367 $8,955 $6,558 $8,896 $9,367 $8,955
Housing $11,954 $17,635 $17,635 $22,242 $14,414 $17,635 $17,635 $22,242 $14,414 $17,635 $17,635 $22,242
Transportation $9,336 $10,805 $13,611 $15,661 $10,805 $13,611 $15,661 $15,643 $10,805 $13,611 $15,661 $15,643
Civic $2,165 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $5,191 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $5,191
Internet & Mobile $1,537 $1,537 $1,537 $1,537 $2,116 $2,116 $2,116 $2,116 $2,116 $2,116 $2,116 $2,116
Other $3,903 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $9,841 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $9,841
Required annual income after taxes $36,305 $64,175 $78,493 $98,870 $53,261 $65,154 $74,344 $80,782 $53,261 $72,659 $88,595 $101,281
Annual taxes $5,266 $7,221 $7,614 $11,656 $6,731 $7,068 $6,874 $6,139 $6,731 $7,942 $8,474 $8,967
Required annual income before taxes $41,572 $71,397 $86,107 $110,526 $59,992 $72,222 $81,217 $86,921 $59,992 $80,601 $97,069 $110,248

Typical Annual Salaries

The average annual salaries for various occupations in the table below comes from the latest state-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. When available, this data is specific to a given metro area.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $104,920
Business & Financial Operations $73,910
Computer & Mathematical $82,040
Architecture & Engineering $74,950
Life, Physical, & Social Science $79,200
Community & Social Service $43,940
Legal $91,510
Education, Training, & Library $48,730
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,580
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $85,560
Healthcare Support $36,200
Protective Service $45,490
Food Preparation & Serving Related $31,680
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,650
Personal Care & Service $33,620
Sales & Related $43,110
Office & Administrative Support $41,260
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,260
Construction & Extraction $45,540
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,850
Production $42,560
Transportation & Material Moving $36,530