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 $11.10 $23.40 $26.47 $33.31 $18.65 $22.05 $24.90 $27.87 $16.36 $8.89 $12.53 $14.71 $16.96
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $8,179 $12,117 $12,117 $16,428 $9,750 $12,117 $12,117 $16,428 $8,179 $12,117 $12,117 $16,428
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 $20,259 $42,716 $48,320 $60,805 $34,043 $40,248 $45,449 $50,864 $32,472 $45,726 $53,715 $61,918
Annual taxes $2,826 $5,959 $6,741 $8,482 $4,749 $5,615 $6,340 $7,096 $4,530 $6,379 $7,493 $8,638
Required annual income before taxes $23,086 $48,675 $55,061 $69,287 $38,792 $45,862 $51,790 $57,960 $51,031 $37,002 $52,105 $61,209 $70,556

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $119,290
Business & Financial Operations $74,251
Computer & Mathematical $90,200
Architecture & Engineering $84,122
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,234
Community & Social Service $52,470
Legal $101,762
Education, Training, & Library $53,618
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,128
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,757
Healthcare Support $28,967
Protective Service $36,470
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,777
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,991
Personal Care & Service $20,234
Sales & Related $31,560
Office & Administrative Support $36,398
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,346
Construction & Extraction $37,361
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,650
Production $30,945
Transportation & Material Moving $31,201