Living Wage Calculation for McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, 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 $10.72 $21.89 $25.49 $30.88 $17.27 $21.04 $23.49 $25.54 $23.54 $8.62 $12.03 $14.02 $15.82
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 $6,960 $9,096 $9,096 $11,472 $7,008 $9,096 $9,096 $11,472 $6,960 $9,096 $9,096 $11,472
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 $19,574 $39,961 $46,537 $56,359 $31,523 $38,409 $42,871 $46,628 $31,475 $43,921 $51,188 $57,750
Annual taxes $2,731 $5,575 $6,492 $7,862 $4,397 $5,358 $5,981 $6,505 $4,391 $6,127 $7,141 $8,056
Required annual income before taxes $22,304 $45,536 $53,029 $64,221 $35,920 $43,767 $48,852 $53,133 $48,967 $35,865 $50,047 $58,329 $65,806

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,457
Business & Financial Operations $58,843
Computer & Mathematical $49,481
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,176
Community & Social Service $45,222
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $51,014
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,182
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,250
Healthcare Support $20,214
Protective Service $41,354
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,916
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,858
Personal Care & Service $19,103
Sales & Related $22,745
Office & Administrative Support $27,055
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,669
Construction & Extraction $31,407
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $32,281
Production $26,777
Transportation & Material Moving $25,790