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 $11.63 $24.00 $28.33 $34.82 $18.54 $22.72 $25.09 $28.48 $9.07 $13.26 $15.41 $18.07
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 $8,603 $11,418 $11,418 $15,217 $9,308 $11,418 $11,418 $15,217 $8,603 $11,418 $11,418 $15,217
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 $21,232 $43,813 $51,721 $63,550 $33,833 $41,468 $45,794 $51,990 $33,128 $48,400 $56,243 $65,956
Annual taxes $2,962 $6,112 $7,215 $8,865 $4,720 $5,785 $6,388 $7,253 $4,621 $6,752 $7,846 $9,201
Required annual income before taxes $24,194 $49,925 $58,937 $72,415 $38,553 $47,252 $52,182 $59,243 $37,749 $55,151 $64,089 $75,157

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 $46,504
Computer & Mathematical $57,320
Architecture & Engineering $62,941
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,618
Community & Social Service $40,476
Legal $69,304
Education, Training, & Library $46,047
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,099
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,177
Healthcare Support $25,788
Protective Service $38,728
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,533
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,623
Personal Care & Service $23,013
Sales & Related $24,701
Office & Administrative Support $31,104
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,026
Construction & Extraction $34,205
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,809
Production $29,956
Transportation & Material Moving $29,031