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 $11.88 $24.24 $28.21 $34.70 $18.71 $22.68 $25.12 $27.94 $9.20 $13.21 $15.38 $17.73
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 $8,681 $11,427 $11,427 $15,183 $9,255 $11,427 $11,427 $15,183 $8,681 $11,427 $11,427 $15,183
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 $21,676 $44,255 $51,486 $63,343 $34,161 $41,395 $45,857 $50,995 $33,586 $48,215 $56,137 $64,734
Annual taxes $3,024 $6,174 $7,182 $8,836 $4,765 $5,775 $6,397 $7,114 $4,685 $6,726 $7,831 $9,030
Required annual income before taxes $24,700 $50,429 $58,669 $72,179 $38,926 $47,169 $52,254 $58,109 $38,272 $54,940 $63,968 $73,764

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 $46,529
Computer & Mathematical $57,320
Architecture & Engineering $62,638
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,090
Community & Social Service $38,453
Legal $71,269
Education, Training, & Library $43,319
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,666
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,711
Healthcare Support $25,522
Protective Service $38,772
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,862
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,879
Personal Care & Service $22,261
Sales & Related $24,597
Office & Administrative Support $30,594
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,862
Construction & Extraction $33,639
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,795
Production $28,948
Transportation & Material Moving $26,088