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 $11.22 $22.88 $26.48 $33.28 $18.40 $22.03 $24.47 $27.94 $24.53 $8.87 $12.52 $14.51 $17.02
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 $7,860 $10,896 $10,896 $15,852 $9,072 $10,896 $10,896 $15,852 $7,860 $10,896 $10,896 $15,852
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 $20,474 $41,761 $48,337 $60,739 $33,587 $40,209 $44,671 $51,008 $32,375 $45,721 $52,988 $62,130
Annual taxes $2,856 $5,826 $6,743 $8,473 $4,685 $5,609 $6,232 $7,116 $4,516 $6,378 $7,392 $8,667
Required annual income before taxes $23,330 $47,587 $55,081 $69,212 $38,272 $45,818 $50,903 $58,124 $51,018 $36,891 $52,099 $60,380 $70,797

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,857
Business & Financial Operations $59,974
Computer & Mathematical $61,178
Architecture & Engineering $58,050
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,804
Community & Social Service $46,776
Legal $55,664
Education, Training, & Library $49,841
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,442
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,670
Healthcare Support $27,282
Protective Service $43,720
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,535
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,473
Personal Care & Service $21,140
Sales & Related $24,669
Office & Administrative Support $27,055
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,105
Construction & Extraction $35,851
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,855
Production $0
Transportation & Material Moving $31,417