Florida ranks #48 for average pay in America. At an average salary of $34,560, Florida residents have to work 84.5 hours in order to afford the median one-bedroom rent ($1,404).
Look, salaries matter. But they’re not all that matters. Because sure, you might earn more in some states—but you’re not getting more for the money.
To create our ranking, we calculated how many hours at the median hourly wage it took to afford the median one-bedroom apartment in each state. Median wage data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Median one-bedroom cost was sourced from Zillow.com. Each data point is from 05/2018.
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Check out our full report here: Average Salaries Across the US