Living Wage Calculation for Laredo, 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 $10.10 $21.04 $25.41 $30.92 $16.46 $21.14 $23.50 $25.77 $12.02 $8.08 $12.02 $13.94 $15.81
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 $6,468 $9,072 $9,072 $11,952 $7,020 $9,072 $9,072 $11,952 $6,468 $9,072 $9,072 $11,952
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 $18,468 $38,470 $46,466 $56,541 $30,094 $38,666 $42,970 $47,124 $29,542 $43,967 $50,969 $57,821
Annual taxes $2,538 $5,286 $6,385 $7,769 $4,135 $5,313 $5,904 $6,475 $4,059 $6,041 $7,003 $7,945
Required annual income before taxes $21,006 $43,756 $52,851 $64,310 $34,229 $43,979 $48,874 $53,599 $50,008 $33,601 $50,008 $57,973 $65,766

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,820
Business & Financial Operations $63,320
Computer & Mathematical $52,510
Architecture & Engineering $49,750
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,800
Community & Social Service $40,670
Legal $71,900
Education, Training, & Library $43,860
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,430
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,060
Healthcare Support $20,900
Protective Service $44,840
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,240
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,040
Personal Care & Service $17,890
Sales & Related $19,940
Office & Administrative Support $25,830
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $33,550
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $29,700
Production $26,470
Transportation & Material Moving $27,070