Living Wage Calculation for Killeen-Temple, 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 $10.68 $21.95 $25.56 $31.78 $17.23 $21.10 $23.55 $26.45 $23.60 $8.60 $12.06 $14.05 $16.27
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 $6,881 $9,210 $9,210 $13,128 $6,928 $9,210 $9,210 $13,128 $6,881 $9,210 $9,210 $13,128
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 $19,495 $40,075 $46,651 $58,015 $31,443 $38,523 $42,985 $48,284 $31,395 $44,035 $51,302 $59,406
Annual taxes $2,720 $5,590 $6,508 $8,093 $4,386 $5,374 $5,996 $6,736 $4,380 $6,143 $7,157 $8,287
Required annual income before taxes $22,214 $45,666 $53,159 $66,109 $35,829 $43,896 $48,982 $55,020 $49,097 $35,775 $50,177 $58,459 $67,694

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,237
Business & Financial Operations $66,517
Computer & Mathematical $72,843
Architecture & Engineering $73,306
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,189
Community & Social Service $46,652
Legal $60,252
Education, Training, & Library $44,811
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,056
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,820
Healthcare Support $29,802
Protective Service $43,731
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,978
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,825
Personal Care & Service $19,659
Sales & Related $23,126
Office & Administrative Support $32,456
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,158
Construction & Extraction $30,440
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,786
Production $30,275
Transportation & Material Moving $30,347