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 $12.56 $25.13 $28.74 $35.63 $20.16 $24.28 $26.73 $30.30 $26.78 $9.54 $13.65 $15.64 $18.20
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $2,994 $4,413 $6,644 $8,812 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741 $5,489 $6,832 $8,822 $10,741
Child Care $0 $5,512 $8,317 $11,122 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,512 $8,317 $11,122
Medical $2,174 $7,820 $7,477 $7,559 $5,906 $7,477 $7,559 $7,278 $5,906 $7,477 $7,559 $7,278
Housing $10,320 $15,012 $15,012 $20,148 $12,276 $15,012 $15,012 $20,148 $10,320 $15,012 $15,012 $20,148
Transportation $4,623 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329 $8,424 $9,905 $11,459 $11,329
Other $2,824 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808 $4,697 $5,099 $5,935 $5,808
Required annual income after taxes $22,934 $45,877 $52,453 $65,035 $36,791 $44,325 $48,787 $55,304 $34,835 $49,837 $57,104 $66,426
Annual taxes $3,199 $6,400 $7,317 $9,072 $5,132 $6,183 $6,806 $7,715 $4,859 $6,952 $7,966 $9,266
Required annual income before taxes $26,133 $52,277 $59,771 $74,107 $41,923 $50,508 $55,593 $63,019 $55,708 $39,694 $56,789 $65,070 $75,693

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $110,175
Business & Financial Operations $68,070
Computer & Mathematical $88,758
Architecture & Engineering $82,431
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,929
Community & Social Service $46,364
Legal $79,242
Education, Training, & Library $47,774
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $54,728
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,562
Healthcare Support $30,820
Protective Service $40,871
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,724
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,255
Personal Care & Service $23,126
Sales & Related $31,520
Office & Administrative Support $36,581
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,483
Construction & Extraction $38,577
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,013
Production $33,351
Transportation & Material Moving $30,944