Living Wage Calculation for Real County, Texas

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.37 $21.49 $25.09 $31.26 $17.42 $20.64 $23.09 $25.93 $23.14 $8.71 $11.83 $13.82 $16.01
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 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 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 $5,512 $8,317 $11,122 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,512 $8,317 $11,122
Medical $2,174 $7,820 $7,477 $7,559 $5,906 $7,477 $7,559 $7,278 $5,906 $7,477 $7,559 $7,278
Housing $6,324 $8,364 $8,364 $12,168 $7,284 $8,364 $8,364 $12,168 $7,284 $8,364 $8,364 $12,168
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 $18,938 $39,229 $45,805 $57,055 $31,799 $37,677 $42,139 $47,324 $31,799 $43,189 $50,456 $58,446
Annual taxes $2,642 $5,472 $6,390 $7,959 $4,436 $5,256 $5,878 $6,602 $4,436 $6,025 $7,039 $8,153
Required annual income before taxes $21,580 $44,702 $52,195 $65,014 $36,235 $42,932 $48,018 $53,926 $48,133 $36,235 $49,213 $57,495 $66,599

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $109,301
Business & Financial Operations $72,267
Computer & Mathematical $87,461
Architecture & Engineering $87,091
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,739
Community & Social Service $46,529
Legal $84,087
Education, Training, & Library $51,868
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,786
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,500
Healthcare Support $26,716
Protective Service $41,694
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,667
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,650
Personal Care & Service $20,173
Sales & Related $28,177
Office & Administrative Support $34,441
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,825
Construction & Extraction $39,523
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,980
Production $34,236
Transportation & Material Moving $32,600