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 $10.00 $21.23 $25.61 $30.78 $16.49 $21.34 $23.69 $25.63 $12.12 $8.03 $12.12 $14.03 $15.74
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

*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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $5,301 $7,999 $10,697 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,301 $7,999 $10,697
Medical $2,158 $7,216 $6,929 $7,090 $5,239 $6,929 $7,090 $6,947 $5,239 $6,929 $7,090 $6,947
Housing $6,288 $9,432 $9,432 $11,700 $7,080 $9,432 $9,432 $11,700 $6,288 $9,432 $9,432 $11,700
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $18,288 $38,830 $46,826 $56,289 $30,154 $39,026 $43,330 $46,872 $29,362 $44,327 $51,329 $57,569
Annual taxes $2,513 $5,336 $6,434 $7,734 $4,143 $5,362 $5,954 $6,440 $4,035 $6,091 $7,053 $7,910
Required annual income before taxes $20,801 $44,166 $53,260 $64,023 $34,297 $44,388 $49,284 $53,312 $50,417 $33,397 $50,417 $58,382 $65,479

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,630
Business & Financial Operations $55,840
Computer & Mathematical $57,510
Architecture & Engineering $64,210
Life, Physical, & Social Science $46,850
Community & Social Service $40,490
Legal $43,350
Education, Training, & Library $43,420
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,300
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,870
Healthcare Support $23,790
Protective Service $38,040
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,500
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,890
Personal Care & Service $18,350
Sales & Related $23,630
Office & Administrative Support $28,030
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,430
Construction & Extraction $35,780
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,030
Production $30,430
Transportation & Material Moving $29,240