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 $10.31 $21.59 $24.66 $30.35 $17.03 $20.24 $23.09 $24.90 $15.15 $8.50 $11.62 $13.81 $15.48
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 $2,986 $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 $6,744 $8,808 $8,808 $11,016 $6,792 $8,808 $8,808 $11,016 $6,744 $8,808 $8,808 $11,016
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 $18,825 $39,407 $45,011 $55,393 $31,086 $36,939 $42,141 $45,453 $31,038 $42,417 $50,407 $56,507
Annual taxes $2,626 $5,497 $6,279 $7,727 $4,336 $5,153 $5,879 $6,341 $4,330 $5,917 $7,032 $7,883
Required annual income before taxes $21,451 $44,905 $51,290 $63,120 $35,422 $42,092 $48,019 $51,793 $47,260 $35,367 $48,334 $57,438 $64,389

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,125
Business & Financial Operations $56,344
Computer & Mathematical $47,980
Architecture & Engineering $53,280
Life, Physical, & Social Science $41,092
Community & Social Service $49,579
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $49,272
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,985
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,933
Healthcare Support $19,352
Protective Service $40,436
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,506
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,751
Personal Care & Service $18,645
Sales & Related $22,540
Office & Administrative Support $25,697
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,768
Construction & Extraction $29,776
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $30,094
Production $25,953
Transportation & Material Moving $24,344