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 $10.85 $21.73 $26.10 $32.59 $17.23 $21.84 $24.19 $27.44 $12.37 $8.45 $12.37 $14.28 $16.64
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 $7,848 $10,344 $10,344 $15,000 $8,436 $10,344 $10,344 $15,000 $7,848 $10,344 $10,344 $15,000
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 $19,848 $39,742 $47,738 $59,589 $31,510 $39,938 $44,242 $50,172 $30,922 $45,239 $52,241 $60,869
Annual taxes $2,727 $5,461 $6,560 $8,188 $4,330 $5,488 $6,079 $6,894 $4,249 $6,216 $7,178 $8,364
Required annual income before taxes $22,575 $45,203 $54,298 $67,777 $35,840 $45,425 $50,321 $57,066 $51,455 $35,171 $51,455 $59,419 $69,232

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,160
Business & Financial Operations $59,510
Computer & Mathematical $59,380
Architecture & Engineering $50,360
Life, Physical, & Social Science $43,310
Community & Social Service $41,820
Legal $55,150
Education, Training, & Library $47,490
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,610
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,990
Healthcare Support $24,510
Protective Service $39,180
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,530
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,420
Personal Care & Service $19,130
Sales & Related $21,420
Office & Administrative Support $25,250
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $21,510
Construction & Extraction $33,930
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,060
Production $28,260
Transportation & Material Moving $26,290