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 $11.87 $24.62 $27.69 $34.95 $19.67 $23.27 $26.12 $29.51 $17.17 $9.28 $13.13 $15.32 $17.78
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $9,588 $14,340 $14,340 $19,428 $11,616 $14,340 $14,340 $19,428 $9,588 $14,340 $14,340 $19,428
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 $21,669 $44,939 $50,543 $63,805 $35,910 $42,471 $47,673 $53,865 $33,882 $47,949 $55,939 $64,919
Annual taxes $3,023 $6,269 $7,051 $8,901 $5,009 $5,925 $6,650 $7,514 $4,726 $6,689 $7,803 $9,056
Required annual income before taxes $24,691 $51,209 $57,594 $72,706 $40,919 $48,396 $54,323 $61,379 $53,564 $38,608 $54,638 $63,742 $73,975

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,687
Business & Financial Operations $67,158
Computer & Mathematical $85,557
Architecture & Engineering $80,668
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,676
Community & Social Service $44,936
Legal $84,932
Education, Training, & Library $46,750
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,055
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,013
Healthcare Support $29,725
Protective Service $39,053
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,617
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,446
Personal Care & Service $23,401
Sales & Related $32,103
Office & Administrative Support $35,475
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,232
Construction & Extraction $36,521
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,750
Production $31,734
Transportation & Material Moving $29,910