Living Wage Calculation for Amarillo, 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 $9.89 $21.41 $25.79 $31.44 $16.70 $21.52 $23.87 $26.29 $12.21 $7.97 $12.21 $14.12 $16.07
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 $6,079 $9,760 $9,760 $12,900 $7,457 $9,760 $9,760 $12,900 $6,079 $9,760 $9,760 $12,900
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 $18,079 $39,159 $47,155 $57,489 $30,531 $39,354 $43,659 $48,072 $29,153 $44,655 $51,658 $58,769
Annual taxes $2,484 $5,381 $6,479 $7,899 $4,195 $5,408 $5,999 $6,605 $4,006 $6,136 $7,098 $8,075
Required annual income before taxes $20,563 $44,539 $53,634 $65,389 $34,726 $44,762 $49,657 $54,677 $50,791 $33,159 $50,791 $58,756 $66,844

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,960
Business & Financial Operations $59,430
Computer & Mathematical $66,950
Architecture & Engineering $70,220
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,440
Community & Social Service $41,710
Legal $64,650
Education, Training, & Library $45,910
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,680
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,870
Healthcare Support $26,430
Protective Service $43,300
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,660
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,640
Personal Care & Service $19,010
Sales & Related $23,020
Office & Administrative Support $29,160
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,710
Construction & Extraction $36,430
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,300
Production $29,680
Transportation & Material Moving $29,470