Living Wage Calculation for College Station-Bryan, 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 $10.72 $22.32 $25.39 $32.40 $17.90 $20.97 $23.82 $26.95 $15.63 $8.71 $11.98 $14.17 $16.50
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 $7,488 $10,140 $10,140 $14,760 $8,388 $10,140 $10,140 $14,760 $7,488 $10,140 $10,140 $14,760
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 $19,569 $40,739 $46,343 $59,137 $32,682 $38,271 $43,473 $49,197 $31,782 $43,749 $51,739 $60,251
Annual taxes $2,730 $5,683 $6,465 $8,250 $4,559 $5,339 $6,064 $6,863 $4,434 $6,103 $7,218 $8,405
Required annual income before taxes $22,298 $46,423 $52,808 $67,387 $37,241 $43,610 $49,537 $56,060 $48,778 $36,215 $49,852 $58,956 $68,656

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,872
Business & Financial Operations $60,598
Computer & Mathematical $58,845
Architecture & Engineering $55,822
Life, Physical, & Social Science $45,080
Community & Social Service $44,670
Legal $58,333
Education, Training, & Library $48,862
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,241
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,440
Healthcare Support $25,328
Protective Service $42,753
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,168
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,170
Personal Care & Service $20,336
Sales & Related $23,616
Office & Administrative Support $26,353
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,638
Construction & Extraction $35,188
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,976
Production $0
Transportation & Material Moving $29,776