Living Wage Calculation for Longview, 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 $10.70 $22.18 $25.25 $31.29 $17.76 $20.82 $23.67 $25.84 $15.54 $8.70 $11.91 $14.10 $15.95
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $7,450 $9,880 $9,880 $12,730 $8,128 $9,880 $9,880 $12,730 $7,450 $9,880 $9,880 $12,730
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 $19,531 $40,480 $46,083 $57,107 $32,421 $38,011 $43,213 $47,166 $31,744 $43,489 $51,479 $58,220
Annual taxes $2,725 $5,647 $6,429 $7,966 $4,523 $5,303 $6,028 $6,580 $4,428 $6,067 $7,181 $8,122
Required annual income before taxes $22,255 $46,126 $52,512 $65,073 $36,944 $43,314 $49,241 $53,746 $48,482 $36,172 $49,556 $58,660 $66,342

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,569
Business & Financial Operations $62,474
Computer & Mathematical $61,285
Architecture & Engineering $70,756
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,959
Community & Social Service $38,530
Legal $61,756
Education, Training, & Library $42,640
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,494
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,186
Healthcare Support $25,830
Protective Service $35,260
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,547
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,325
Personal Care & Service $19,321
Sales & Related $25,523
Office & Administrative Support $31,293
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,115
Construction & Extraction $36,306
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,809
Production $38,899
Transportation & Material Moving $33,692