Living Wage Calculation for El Paso, 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 $10.44 $22.44 $26.05 $32.54 $17.97 $21.59 $24.04 $27.21 $24.09 $8.48 $12.31 $14.30 $16.65
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 $6,444 $10,103 $10,103 $14,511 $8,280 $10,103 $10,103 $14,511 $6,444 $10,103 $10,103 $14,511
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 $19,057 $40,969 $47,545 $59,398 $32,794 $39,416 $43,879 $49,667 $30,958 $44,928 $52,196 $60,789
Annual taxes $2,659 $5,715 $6,633 $8,286 $4,575 $5,499 $6,121 $6,929 $4,319 $6,267 $7,281 $8,480
Required annual income before taxes $21,716 $46,684 $54,177 $67,684 $37,369 $44,914 $50,000 $56,596 $50,114 $35,277 $51,195 $59,477 $69,269

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,241
Business & Financial Operations $61,939
Computer & Mathematical $61,239
Architecture & Engineering $62,309
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,731
Community & Social Service $44,358
Legal $70,971
Education, Training, & Library $46,447
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,190
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,098
Healthcare Support $24,278
Protective Service $44,842
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,330
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,459
Personal Care & Service $18,846
Sales & Related $23,393
Office & Administrative Support $28,804
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,998
Construction & Extraction $30,491
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $34,997
Production $24,905
Transportation & Material Moving $27,755