Living Wage Calculation for Tallahassee, 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 $13.89 $28.88 $35.55 $45.50 $22.73 $27.30 $30.69 $33.08 $11.14 $15.75 $19.54 $22.83
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56 $8.56

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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $7,510 $15,018 $22,528 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,510 $15,018 $22,528
Medical $2,792 $9,421 $9,109 $9,249 $7,023 $9,109 $9,249 $8,903 $7,023 $9,109 $9,249 $8,903
Housing $9,087 $12,141 $12,141 $16,131 $9,879 $12,141 $12,141 $16,131 $9,087 $12,141 $12,141 $16,131
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $24,855 $51,696 $63,629 $81,442 $40,681 $48,859 $54,934 $59,205 $39,889 $56,368 $69,953 $81,733
Annual taxes $4,029 $8,381 $10,315 $13,203 $6,595 $7,921 $8,906 $9,598 $6,467 $9,138 $11,340 $13,250
Required annual income before taxes $28,884 $60,077 $73,945 $94,645 $47,276 $56,780 $63,840 $68,804 $46,355 $65,507 $81,293 $94,984

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $0
Business & Financial Operations $47,991
Computer & Mathematical $57,475
Architecture & Engineering $65,373
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,383
Community & Social Service $37,341
Legal $71,593
Education, Training, & Library $45,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,213
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,068
Healthcare Support $26,579
Protective Service $39,111
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,279
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,349
Personal Care & Service $23,837
Sales & Related $26,323
Office & Administrative Support $33,096
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,538
Construction & Extraction $35,039
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,114
Production $32,113
Transportation & Material Moving $29,044