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 $12.10 $25.41 $28.48 $35.13 $20.32 $24.06 $26.91 $29.68 $17.69 $9.40 $13.53 $15.72 $17.87
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 $10,008 $15,780 $15,780 $19,740 $12,792 $15,780 $15,780 $19,740 $10,008 $15,780 $15,780 $19,740
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 $22,089 $46,379 $51,983 $64,117 $37,086 $43,911 $49,113 $54,177 $34,302 $49,389 $57,379 $65,231
Annual taxes $3,081 $6,470 $7,252 $8,944 $5,173 $6,126 $6,851 $7,558 $4,785 $6,890 $8,004 $9,100
Required annual income before taxes $25,170 $52,849 $59,235 $73,061 $42,259 $50,037 $55,964 $61,734 $55,205 $39,087 $56,279 $65,383 $74,330

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $112,463
Business & Financial Operations $63,653
Computer & Mathematical $61,090
Architecture & Engineering $86,889
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,833
Community & Social Service $45,285
Legal $61,213
Education, Training, & Library $50,809
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,322
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,487
Healthcare Support $30,812
Protective Service $47,693
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,314
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,338
Personal Care & Service $19,783
Sales & Related $30,945
Office & Administrative Support $34,409
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $43,757
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,346
Production $40,785
Transportation & Material Moving $39,176