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 $10.55 $22.12 $25.19 $31.40 $17.51 $20.77 $23.62 $25.95 $15.50 $8.62 $11.89 $14.07 $16.00
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 $2,986 $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 $7,176 $9,780 $9,780 $12,936 $7,668 $9,780 $9,780 $12,936 $7,176 $9,780 $9,780 $12,936
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 $19,257 $40,379 $45,983 $57,313 $31,962 $37,911 $43,113 $47,373 $31,470 $43,389 $51,379 $58,427
Annual taxes $2,686 $5,633 $6,415 $7,995 $4,459 $5,289 $6,014 $6,608 $4,390 $6,053 $7,167 $8,151
Required annual income before taxes $21,943 $46,012 $52,398 $65,308 $36,420 $43,200 $49,127 $53,981 $48,368 $35,860 $49,442 $58,546 $66,577

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,251
Business & Financial Operations $67,978
Computer & Mathematical $56,662
Architecture & Engineering $56,242
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,090
Community & Social Service $41,502
Legal $75,061
Education, Training, & Library $49,743
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,399
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,083
Healthcare Support $21,535
Protective Service $46,269
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,065
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,408
Personal Care & Service $18,686
Sales & Related $22,335
Office & Administrative Support $27,019
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $33,456
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $32,482
Production $26,281
Transportation & Material Moving $27,193