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 $11.57 $24.19 $28.56 $34.46 $18.96 $24.29 $26.65 $29.31 $13.60 $8.81 $13.60 $15.51 $17.58
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 $9,151 $14,831 $14,831 $18,436 $11,600 $14,831 $14,831 $18,436 $9,151 $14,831 $14,831 $18,436
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 $21,151 $44,230 $52,225 $63,025 $34,674 $44,425 $48,729 $53,607 $32,226 $49,726 $56,728 $64,304
Annual taxes $2,906 $6,077 $7,176 $8,660 $4,764 $6,104 $6,696 $7,366 $4,428 $6,833 $7,795 $8,836
Required annual income before taxes $24,058 $50,307 $59,401 $71,685 $39,439 $50,529 $55,425 $60,973 $56,559 $36,654 $56,559 $64,523 $73,140

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $108,640
Business & Financial Operations $66,770
Computer & Mathematical $70,030
Architecture & Engineering $103,010
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,140
Community & Social Service $41,680
Legal $82,980
Education, Training, & Library $47,180
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,540
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,300
Healthcare Support $28,180
Protective Service $44,830
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,050
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,270
Personal Care & Service $19,250
Sales & Related $29,180
Office & Administrative Support $33,430
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,700
Construction & Extraction $41,040
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,480
Production $38,940
Transportation & Material Moving $0