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 $10.21 $22.25 $25.32 $32.22 $17.81 $20.90 $23.75 $26.77 $15.59 $8.45 $11.95 $14.14 $16.41
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 $6,553 $10,011 $10,011 $14,431 $8,222 $10,011 $10,011 $14,431 $6,553 $10,011 $10,011 $14,431
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 $18,633 $40,610 $46,214 $58,808 $32,516 $38,142 $43,343 $48,868 $30,846 $43,620 $51,609 $59,922
Annual taxes $2,599 $5,665 $6,447 $8,204 $4,536 $5,321 $6,046 $6,817 $4,303 $6,085 $7,199 $8,359
Required annual income before taxes $21,233 $46,275 $52,661 $67,012 $37,052 $43,462 $49,390 $55,685 $48,631 $35,150 $49,705 $58,809 $68,281

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,651
Business & Financial Operations $60,209
Computer & Mathematical $57,697
Architecture & Engineering $62,187
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,497
Community & Social Service $44,126
Legal $78,659
Education, Training, & Library $47,406
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,978
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,440
Healthcare Support $23,739
Protective Service $41,420
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,024
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,695
Personal Care & Service $18,583
Sales & Related $21,730
Office & Administrative Support $28,003
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,326
Construction & Extraction $30,299
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $34,604
Production $24,067
Transportation & Material Moving $26,589