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 $11.81 $23.41 $27.01 $33.29 $18.60 $22.56 $25.01 $27.96 $25.06 $9.17 $12.79 $14.78 $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 $8,947 $11,871 $11,871 $15,875 $9,439 $11,871 $11,871 $15,875 $8,947 $11,871 $11,871 $15,875
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 $21,561 $42,736 $49,312 $60,762 $33,954 $41,183 $45,646 $51,031 $33,462 $46,695 $53,963 $62,153
Annual taxes $3,008 $5,962 $6,879 $8,476 $4,737 $5,745 $6,368 $7,119 $4,668 $6,514 $7,528 $8,670
Required annual income before taxes $24,569 $48,697 $56,191 $69,239 $38,690 $46,928 $52,013 $58,150 $52,129 $38,130 $53,209 $61,491 $70,824

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,080
Business & Financial Operations $65,015
Computer & Mathematical $62,855
Architecture & Engineering $80,878
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,244
Community & Social Service $43,052
Legal $75,662
Education, Training, & Library $48,072
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,947
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,233
Healthcare Support $23,588
Protective Service $39,595
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,214
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,416
Personal Care & Service $19,834
Sales & Related $24,843
Office & Administrative Support $31,407
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,911
Construction & Extraction $42,383
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,175
Production $45,922
Transportation & Material Moving $31,150