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 $10.36 $21.17 $25.55 $31.66 $16.45 $21.28 $23.64 $26.51 $12.09 $8.21 $12.09 $14.00 $16.18
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 $6,950 $9,324 $9,324 $13,313 $7,003 $9,324 $9,324 $13,313 $6,950 $9,324 $9,324 $13,313
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 $18,950 $38,723 $46,718 $57,902 $30,077 $38,918 $43,222 $48,485 $30,024 $44,219 $51,221 $59,182
Annual taxes $2,604 $5,321 $6,419 $7,956 $4,133 $5,348 $5,939 $6,662 $4,125 $6,076 $7,038 $8,132
Required annual income before taxes $21,553 $44,043 $53,138 $65,858 $34,210 $44,265 $49,161 $55,147 $50,295 $34,149 $50,295 $58,259 $67,314

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,710
Business & Financial Operations $61,480
Computer & Mathematical $68,770
Architecture & Engineering $72,540
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,520
Community & Social Service $45,600
Legal $53,360
Education, Training, & Library $48,100
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,390
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,580
Healthcare Support $24,150
Protective Service $39,170
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,410
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,330
Personal Care & Service $18,410
Sales & Related $21,670
Office & Administrative Support $28,920
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,090
Construction & Extraction $32,450
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,220
Production $29,440
Transportation & Material Moving $28,240