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 $10.07 $22.21 $25.28 $31.47 $17.47 $20.86 $23.71 $26.03 $15.56 $8.38 $11.93 $14.12 $16.04
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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $5,478 $8,266 $11,054 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,478 $8,266 $11,054
Medical $2,203 $7,679 $7,398 $7,456 $5,772 $7,398 $7,456 $7,126 $5,772 $7,398 $7,456 $7,126
Housing $6,307 $9,947 $9,947 $13,070 $7,592 $9,947 $9,947 $13,070 $6,307 $9,947 $9,947 $13,070
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $18,387 $40,546 $46,150 $57,447 $31,886 $38,078 $43,279 $47,507 $30,601 $43,556 $51,545 $58,561
Annual taxes $2,565 $5,656 $6,438 $8,014 $4,448 $5,312 $6,037 $6,627 $4,269 $6,076 $7,191 $8,169
Required annual income before taxes $20,953 $46,203 $52,588 $65,461 $36,334 $43,390 $49,317 $54,134 $48,558 $34,869 $49,632 $58,736 $66,730

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,863
Business & Financial Operations $63,243
Computer & Mathematical $67,855
Architecture & Engineering $75,871
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,058
Community & Social Service $43,409
Legal $71,494
Education, Training, & Library $47,837
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,092
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,266
Healthcare Support $27,562
Protective Service $47,406
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,598
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,909
Personal Care & Service $20,090
Sales & Related $24,764
Office & Administrative Support $30,976
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,498
Construction & Extraction $37,577
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,841
Production $31,406
Transportation & Material Moving $31,550