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 $13.29 $26.59 $29.66 $36.62 $21.10 $25.23 $28.08 $31.18 $18.48 $9.99 $14.12 $16.31 $18.62
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $12,184 $17,928 $17,928 $22,471 $14,227 $17,928 $17,928 $22,471 $12,184 $17,928 $17,928 $22,471
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 $24,264 $48,528 $54,131 $66,848 $38,520 $46,059 $51,261 $56,907 $36,477 $51,537 $59,527 $67,961
Annual taxes $3,385 $6,770 $7,551 $9,325 $5,374 $6,425 $7,151 $7,939 $5,089 $7,189 $8,304 $9,481
Required annual income before taxes $27,649 $55,297 $61,682 $76,173 $43,894 $52,484 $58,412 $64,846 $57,653 $41,566 $58,727 $67,831 $77,442

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $114,677
Business & Financial Operations $68,624
Computer & Mathematical $73,831
Architecture & Engineering $97,068
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,364
Community & Social Service $43,194
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $48,421
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,777
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,917
Healthcare Support $24,129
Protective Service $47,212
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,402
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,000
Personal Care & Service $24,108
Sales & Related $31,406
Office & Administrative Support $36,203
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,470
Construction & Extraction $43,788
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,253
Production $41,656
Transportation & Material Moving $40,898