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 $10.11 $21.29 $25.67 $31.98 $16.72 $21.40 $23.76 $26.83 $12.15 $8.08 $12.15 $14.06 $16.34
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 $6,495 $9,544 $9,544 $13,896 $7,503 $9,544 $9,544 $13,896 $6,495 $9,544 $9,544 $13,896
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 $18,495 $38,942 $46,938 $58,485 $30,577 $39,138 $43,442 $49,067 $29,569 $44,439 $51,441 $59,764
Annual taxes $2,541 $5,351 $6,450 $8,036 $4,201 $5,378 $5,969 $6,742 $4,063 $6,106 $7,068 $8,212
Required annual income before taxes $21,036 $44,293 $53,388 $66,521 $34,778 $44,515 $49,411 $55,809 $50,545 $33,632 $50,545 $58,509 $67,976

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,100
Business & Financial Operations $56,490
Computer & Mathematical $52,110
Architecture & Engineering $56,390
Life, Physical, & Social Science $45,650
Community & Social Service $40,370
Legal $67,510
Education, Training, & Library $45,920
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,200
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,860
Healthcare Support $23,710
Protective Service $39,170
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,600
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,490
Personal Care & Service $18,470
Sales & Related $24,290
Office & Administrative Support $28,370
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,750
Construction & Extraction $32,200
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,780
Production $26,860
Transportation & Material Moving $25,200