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 $10.74 $22.09 $25.69 $31.43 $17.52 $21.24 $23.68 $26.10 $23.74 $8.63 $12.13 $14.12 $16.09
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 $6,996 $9,456 $9,456 $12,480 $7,464 $9,456 $9,456 $12,480 $6,996 $9,456 $9,456 $12,480
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 $19,610 $40,321 $46,897 $57,367 $31,979 $38,769 $43,231 $47,636 $31,511 $44,281 $51,548 $58,758
Annual taxes $2,736 $5,625 $6,542 $8,003 $4,461 $5,408 $6,031 $6,645 $4,396 $6,177 $7,191 $8,197
Required annual income before taxes $22,345 $45,946 $53,440 $65,370 $36,440 $44,177 $49,262 $54,281 $49,377 $35,906 $50,458 $58,739 $66,955

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,502
Business & Financial Operations $67,000
Computer & Mathematical $56,857
Architecture & Engineering $58,513
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,243
Community & Social Service $39,894
Legal $78,964
Education, Training, & Library $55,273
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,744
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,087
Healthcare Support $22,210
Protective Service $48,113
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,525
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,233
Personal Care & Service $19,155
Sales & Related $22,673
Office & Administrative Support $27,837
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $33,690
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $35,840
Production $25,821
Transportation & Material Moving $28,002