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 $10.67 $22.50 $26.10 $31.80 $18.00 $21.65 $24.09 $26.47 $24.15 $8.59 $12.33 $14.33 $16.28
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 $6,856 $10,206 $10,206 $13,160 $8,335 $10,206 $10,206 $13,160 $6,856 $10,206 $10,206 $13,160
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 $19,470 $41,071 $47,647 $58,047 $32,849 $39,518 $43,981 $48,316 $31,371 $45,030 $52,298 $59,438
Annual taxes $2,716 $5,729 $6,647 $8,098 $4,582 $5,513 $6,135 $6,740 $4,376 $6,282 $7,296 $8,292
Required annual income before taxes $22,186 $46,800 $54,294 $66,144 $37,432 $45,031 $50,116 $55,056 $50,232 $35,747 $51,312 $59,593 $67,729

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,699
Business & Financial Operations $69,078
Computer & Mathematical $64,305
Architecture & Engineering $91,463
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,132
Community & Social Service $44,513
Legal $78,974
Education, Training, & Library $44,759
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,624
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,388
Healthcare Support $27,837
Protective Service $45,058
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,628
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,161
Personal Care & Service $19,535
Sales & Related $27,333
Office & Administrative Support $32,425
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,085
Construction & Extraction $46,323
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,541
Production $57,845
Transportation & Material Moving $33,927