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 $9.86 $21.32 $25.70 $31.15 $16.93 $21.43 $23.79 $26.00 $12.17 $7.96 $12.17 $14.08 $15.92
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 $6,040 $9,598 $9,598 $12,374 $7,893 $9,598 $9,598 $12,374 $6,040 $9,598 $9,598 $12,374
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 $18,040 $38,997 $46,992 $56,963 $30,967 $39,192 $43,496 $47,546 $29,114 $44,493 $51,495 $58,243
Annual taxes $2,479 $5,358 $6,457 $7,827 $4,255 $5,385 $5,977 $6,533 $4,000 $6,114 $7,076 $8,003
Required annual income before taxes $20,519 $44,355 $53,449 $64,790 $35,223 $44,577 $49,473 $54,079 $50,606 $33,115 $50,606 $58,571 $66,246

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,260
Business & Financial Operations $62,870
Computer & Mathematical $60,300
Architecture & Engineering $90,860
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,020
Community & Social Service $39,770
Legal $75,870
Education, Training, & Library $43,190
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,580
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,850
Healthcare Support $24,750
Protective Service $41,560
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,260
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,310
Personal Care & Service $18,050
Sales & Related $25,190
Office & Administrative Support $30,040
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,430
Construction & Extraction $40,390
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,640
Production $45,520
Transportation & Material Moving $31,200