Living Wage Calculation for Austin-Round Rock, 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 $11.42 $23.46 $27.84 $34.38 $18.54 $23.57 $25.93 $29.23 $13.24 $8.74 $13.24 $15.15 $17.54
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 $8,880 $13,512 $13,512 $18,276 $10,824 $13,512 $13,512 $18,276 $8,880 $13,512 $13,512 $18,276
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 $20,880 $42,910 $50,906 $62,865 $33,898 $43,106 $47,410 $53,448 $31,954 $48,407 $55,409 $64,145
Annual taxes $2,869 $5,896 $6,995 $8,638 $4,658 $5,923 $6,514 $7,344 $4,391 $6,651 $7,614 $8,814
Required annual income before taxes $23,749 $48,807 $57,901 $71,503 $38,556 $49,029 $53,925 $60,792 $55,058 $36,345 $55,058 $63,023 $72,959

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $102,610
Business & Financial Operations $64,040
Computer & Mathematical $79,980
Architecture & Engineering $78,830
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,520
Community & Social Service $43,490
Legal $72,950
Education, Training, & Library $45,280
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,740
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,740
Healthcare Support $28,280
Protective Service $38,800
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,630
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,010
Personal Care & Service $21,820
Sales & Related $30,110
Office & Administrative Support $33,820
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,790
Construction & Extraction $34,650
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,290
Production $29,850
Transportation & Material Moving $27,580