Living Wage Calculation for Corpus Christi, 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 $11.56 $23.22 $26.29 $32.92 $18.48 $21.87 $24.72 $27.47 $16.24 $9.12 $12.43 $14.62 $16.76
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 $9,017 $11,787 $11,787 $15,712 $9,435 $11,787 $11,787 $15,712 $9,017 $11,787 $11,787 $15,712
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 $21,098 $42,387 $47,990 $60,089 $33,728 $39,918 $45,120 $50,149 $33,311 $45,396 $53,386 $61,203
Annual taxes $2,943 $5,913 $6,695 $8,382 $4,705 $5,569 $6,294 $6,996 $4,647 $6,333 $7,447 $8,538
Required annual income before taxes $24,041 $48,300 $54,685 $68,472 $38,434 $45,487 $51,414 $57,145 $50,655 $37,958 $51,729 $60,833 $69,741

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,167
Business & Financial Operations $63,109
Computer & Mathematical $62,679
Architecture & Engineering $79,089
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,888
Community & Social Service $42,620
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $47,683
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,746
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,726
Healthcare Support $24,026
Protective Service $37,935
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,434
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,392
Personal Care & Service $19,229
Sales & Related $25,338
Office & Administrative Support $30,637
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,373
Construction & Extraction $39,944
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,707
Production $43,173
Transportation & Material Moving $31,888