Living Wage Calculation for Travis 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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.97 $22.45 $25.87 $32.33 $17.81 $21.69 $24.19 $27.20 $8.90 $12.27 $14.23 $16.45
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
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

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,022 $4,457 $6,704 $8,887 $5,540 $6,898 $8,903 $10,835 $5,540 $6,898 $8,903 $10,835
Child Care $0 $5,318 $7,977 $10,636 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,318 $7,977 $10,636
Medical $2,144 $6,745 $6,534 $6,597 $4,962 $6,534 $6,597 $6,564 $4,962 $6,534 $6,597 $6,564
Housing $8,352 $12,888 $12,888 $17,448 $10,236 $12,888 $12,888 $17,448 $10,236 $12,888 $12,888 $17,448
Transportation $4,697 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $11,037 $8,554 $9,859 $11,553 $11,037
Other $2,253 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $4,838 $3,916 $4,284 $5,178 $4,838
Required annual income after taxes $20,468 $41,878 $48,247 $60,300 $33,209 $40,464 $45,120 $50,723 $33,209 $45,782 $53,097 $61,360
Annual taxes $2,358 $4,824 $5,558 $6,947 $3,826 $4,661 $5,198 $5,843 $3,826 $5,274 $6,117 $7,069
Required annual income before taxes $22,826 $46,703 $53,805 $67,247 $37,035 $45,125 $50,318 $56,567 $37,035 $51,056 $59,214 $68,428

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,120
Business & Financial Operations $65,580
Computer & Mathematical $77,290
Architecture & Engineering $79,990
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,940
Community & Social Service $42,580
Legal $76,050
Education, Training, & Library $47,200
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,690
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,180
Healthcare Support $24,600
Protective Service $37,000
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,620
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,260
Personal Care & Service $18,410
Sales & Related $25,730
Office & Administrative Support $30,920
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,680
Construction & Extraction $35,290
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,090
Production $30,460
Transportation & Material Moving $28,390