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 $10.03 $20.86 $25.23 $30.32 $16.30 $20.97 $23.32 $25.17 $11.93 $8.04 $11.93 $13.85 $15.51
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 $6,336 $8,748 $8,748 $10,860 $6,732 $8,748 $8,748 $10,860 $6,336 $8,748 $8,748 $10,860
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 $18,336 $38,146 $46,142 $55,449 $29,806 $38,342 $42,646 $46,032 $29,410 $43,643 $50,645 $56,729
Annual taxes $2,519 $5,242 $6,340 $7,619 $4,096 $5,268 $5,860 $6,325 $4,041 $5,997 $6,959 $7,795
Required annual income before taxes $20,856 $43,388 $52,482 $63,068 $33,902 $43,610 $48,506 $52,357 $49,639 $33,451 $49,639 $57,604 $64,523

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,950
Business & Financial Operations $54,190
Computer & Mathematical $46,930
Architecture & Engineering $48,790
Life, Physical, & Social Science $39,580
Community & Social Service $44,500
Legal $52,990
Education, Training, & Library $47,450
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,180
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,210
Healthcare Support $18,640
Protective Service $37,840
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,570
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,920
Personal Care & Service $17,800
Sales & Related $20,480
Office & Administrative Support $24,460
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,100
Construction & Extraction $29,700
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $27,720
Production $24,610
Transportation & Material Moving $24,980