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 $11.34 $22.55 $26.93 $32.95 $17.77 $22.66 $25.02 $27.80 $12.78 $8.70 $12.78 $14.69 $16.83
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 $8,739 $11,848 $11,848 $15,673 $9,422 $11,848 $11,848 $15,673 $8,739 $11,848 $11,848 $15,673
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 $20,739 $41,246 $49,242 $60,262 $32,496 $41,442 $45,746 $50,844 $31,813 $46,743 $53,745 $61,541
Annual taxes $2,850 $5,667 $6,766 $8,280 $4,465 $5,694 $6,286 $6,986 $4,371 $6,423 $7,385 $8,456
Required annual income before taxes $23,589 $46,914 $56,008 $68,542 $36,961 $47,136 $52,032 $57,831 $53,165 $36,185 $53,165 $61,130 $69,997

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,940
Business & Financial Operations $58,920
Computer & Mathematical $60,040
Architecture & Engineering $77,220
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,270
Community & Social Service $39,980
Legal $68,550
Education, Training, & Library $46,280
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,170
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,910
Healthcare Support $21,240
Protective Service $35,510
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,780
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,120
Personal Care & Service $18,510
Sales & Related $24,170
Office & Administrative Support $28,650
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,960
Construction & Extraction $37,570
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,870
Production $39,300
Transportation & Material Moving $30,370