Living Wage Calculation for Abilene, TX

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 $10.62 $22.20 $25.80 $31.28 $17.41 $21.35 $23.80 $25.95 $23.85 $8.57 $12.19 $14.18 $16.02
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 $6,780 $9,660 $9,660 $12,216 $7,260 $9,660 $9,660 $12,216 $6,780 $9,660 $9,660 $12,216
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 $19,394 $40,525 $47,101 $57,103 $31,775 $38,973 $43,435 $47,372 $31,295 $44,485 $51,752 $58,494
Annual taxes $2,705 $5,653 $6,571 $7,966 $4,433 $5,437 $6,059 $6,608 $4,366 $6,206 $7,219 $8,160
Required annual income before taxes $22,099 $46,178 $53,672 $65,069 $36,207 $44,409 $49,494 $53,981 $49,610 $35,660 $50,690 $58,972 $66,654

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,793
Business & Financial Operations $60,962
Computer & Mathematical $61,167
Architecture & Engineering $70,056
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,197
Community & Social Service $44,523
Legal $59,892
Education, Training, & Library $43,206
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,435
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,341
Healthcare Support $25,008
Protective Service $0
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,978
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,778
Personal Care & Service $20,574
Sales & Related $25,121
Office & Administrative Support $31,108
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $38,433
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,667
Production $31,499
Transportation & Material Moving $32,795