Living Wage Calculation for Midland, 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 $12.95 $25.75 $29.36 $35.68 $20.45 $24.90 $27.35 $30.35 $27.40 $9.74 $13.96 $15.95 $18.22
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 $11,026 $16,146 $16,146 $20,241 $12,808 $16,146 $16,146 $20,241 $11,026 $16,146 $16,146 $20,241
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 $23,640 $47,011 $53,587 $65,129 $37,323 $45,459 $49,921 $55,398 $35,540 $50,971 $58,238 $66,520
Annual taxes $3,298 $6,558 $7,475 $9,085 $5,207 $6,341 $6,964 $7,728 $4,958 $7,110 $8,124 $9,279
Required annual income before taxes $26,937 $53,569 $61,063 $74,214 $42,529 $51,800 $56,885 $63,126 $57,000 $40,498 $58,081 $66,362 $75,799

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $123,508
Business & Financial Operations $71,537
Computer & Mathematical $72,298
Architecture & Engineering $97,255
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,511
Community & Social Service $43,381
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $47,825
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,961
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,342
Healthcare Support $26,489
Protective Service $48,535
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,313
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,298
Personal Care & Service $24,195
Sales & Related $33,536
Office & Administrative Support $37,744
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,732
Construction & Extraction $44,255
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,329
Production $43,813
Transportation & Material Moving $40,758