Living Wage Calculation for Beaumont-Port Arthur, 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 $10.14 $22.20 $25.27 $31.33 $17.78 $20.85 $23.70 $25.88 $15.55 $8.42 $11.92 $14.11 $15.97
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 $6,431 $9,921 $9,921 $12,805 $8,168 $9,921 $9,921 $12,805 $6,431 $9,921 $9,921 $12,805
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 $18,511 $40,520 $46,124 $57,182 $32,461 $38,052 $43,254 $47,242 $30,724 $43,530 $51,520 $58,296
Annual taxes $2,582 $5,653 $6,434 $7,977 $4,528 $5,308 $6,034 $6,590 $4,286 $6,072 $7,187 $8,132
Required annual income before taxes $21,094 $46,173 $52,558 $65,159 $36,990 $43,360 $49,287 $53,832 $48,528 $35,011 $49,602 $58,707 $66,428

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,991
Business & Financial Operations $66,748
Computer & Mathematical $59,604
Architecture & Engineering $90,754
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,637
Community & Social Service $41,769
Legal $79,438
Education, Training, & Library $44,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,689
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,847
Healthcare Support $25,379
Protective Service $45,613
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,280
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,305
Personal Care & Service $18,706
Sales & Related $26,999
Office & Administrative Support $31,775
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,219
Construction & Extraction $43,214
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,131
Production $53,536
Transportation & Material Moving $33,733