Living Wage Calculation for Lubbock, 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 $10.19 $21.94 $25.01 $31.84 $17.48 $20.59 $23.44 $26.40 $15.38 $8.44 $11.79 $13.98 $16.23
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 $6,526 $9,448 $9,448 $13,746 $7,618 $9,448 $9,448 $13,746 $6,526 $9,448 $9,448 $13,746
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 $18,607 $40,047 $45,651 $58,123 $31,911 $37,579 $42,781 $48,182 $30,820 $43,057 $51,047 $59,236
Annual taxes $2,596 $5,587 $6,368 $8,108 $4,452 $5,242 $5,968 $6,721 $4,299 $6,006 $7,121 $8,263
Required annual income before taxes $21,202 $45,634 $52,019 $66,231 $36,363 $42,821 $48,749 $54,904 $47,990 $35,119 $49,064 $58,168 $67,500

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,705
Business & Financial Operations $60,516
Computer & Mathematical $53,905
Architecture & Engineering $58,815
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,078
Community & Social Service $41,646
Legal $67,732
Education, Training, & Library $47,868
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,924
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,113
Healthcare Support $25,441
Protective Service $42,999
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,362
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,776
Personal Care & Service $19,362
Sales & Related $26,066
Office & Administrative Support $30,555
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,373
Construction & Extraction $34,768
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,750
Production $29,069
Transportation & Material Moving $27,316