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 $10.18 $21.43 $25.81 $32.01 $17.01 $21.54 $23.90 $26.86 $12.22 $8.12 $12.22 $14.13 $16.36
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 $6,620 $9,800 $9,800 $13,955 $8,026 $9,800 $9,800 $13,955 $6,620 $9,800 $9,800 $13,955
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 $18,620 $39,198 $47,194 $58,544 $31,100 $39,393 $43,698 $49,127 $29,694 $44,694 $51,697 $59,824
Annual taxes $2,559 $5,386 $6,485 $8,044 $4,273 $5,413 $6,004 $6,750 $4,080 $6,141 $7,103 $8,220
Required annual income before taxes $21,179 $44,584 $53,678 $66,589 $35,373 $44,806 $49,702 $55,877 $50,836 $33,774 $50,836 $58,800 $68,044

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,690
Business & Financial Operations $58,550
Computer & Mathematical $54,420
Architecture & Engineering $63,130
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,820
Community & Social Service $42,100
Legal $81,310
Education, Training, & Library $47,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,840
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,600
Healthcare Support $22,570
Protective Service $39,240
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,290
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,780
Personal Care & Service $18,040
Sales & Related $19,920
Office & Administrative Support $25,820
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,920
Construction & Extraction $29,500
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $33,170
Production $23,610
Transportation & Material Moving $24,790