Living Wage Calculation for Odessa, 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 $11.85 $24.69 $28.30 $34.33 $19.73 $23.84 $26.29 $29.00 $26.34 $9.18 $13.43 $15.42 $17.54
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 $9,012 $14,208 $14,208 $17,772 $11,508 $14,208 $14,208 $17,772 $9,012 $14,208 $14,208 $17,772
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 $21,626 $45,073 $51,649 $62,659 $36,023 $43,521 $47,983 $52,928 $33,527 $49,033 $56,300 $64,050
Annual taxes $3,017 $6,288 $7,205 $8,741 $5,025 $6,071 $6,694 $7,383 $4,677 $6,840 $7,854 $8,935
Required annual income before taxes $24,643 $51,361 $58,855 $71,400 $41,048 $49,592 $54,677 $60,312 $54,792 $38,204 $55,873 $64,154 $72,985

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $110,525
Business & Financial Operations $66,332
Computer & Mathematical $60,056
Architecture & Engineering $80,394
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,220
Community & Social Service $45,078
Legal $61,610
Education, Training, & Library $52,002
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,332
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,575
Healthcare Support $31,129
Protective Service $50,428
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,498
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,284
Personal Care & Service $20,142
Sales & Related $32,867
Office & Administrative Support $35,882
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,123
Construction & Extraction $45,716
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,529
Production $41,313
Transportation & Material Moving $39,708