Living Wage Calculation for Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, 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 $11.71 $23.92 $27.53 $34.09 $19.10 $23.07 $25.52 $28.76 $25.57 $9.12 $13.05 $15.04 $17.43
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 $8,763 $12,804 $12,804 $17,337 $10,351 $12,804 $12,804 $17,337 $8,763 $12,804 $12,804 $17,337
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 $21,377 $43,669 $50,245 $62,224 $34,866 $42,116 $46,579 $52,493 $33,278 $47,628 $54,896 $63,615
Annual taxes $2,982 $6,092 $7,009 $8,680 $4,864 $5,875 $6,498 $7,323 $4,642 $6,644 $7,658 $8,874
Required annual income before taxes $24,359 $49,761 $57,254 $70,904 $39,729 $47,992 $53,077 $59,816 $53,192 $37,920 $54,272 $62,554 $72,489

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $120,391
Business & Financial Operations $75,806
Computer & Mathematical $93,562
Architecture & Engineering $88,192
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,963
Community & Social Service $53,925
Legal $101,874
Education, Training, & Library $55,551
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,979
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,912
Healthcare Support $29,894
Protective Service $37,528
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,480
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,103
Personal Care & Service $20,718
Sales & Related $31,654
Office & Administrative Support $36,890
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,159
Construction & Extraction $39,245
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,420
Production $32,086
Transportation & Material Moving $32,456