Living Wage Calculation for Texarkana, 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 $9.88 $21.44 $24.51 $30.27 $17.01 $20.08 $22.93 $24.83 $15.05 $8.29 $11.54 $13.73 $15.44
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 $5,956 $8,530 $8,530 $10,882 $6,762 $8,530 $8,530 $10,882 $5,956 $8,530 $8,530 $10,882
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 $18,037 $39,129 $44,733 $55,259 $31,055 $36,661 $41,862 $45,319 $30,250 $42,139 $50,128 $56,373
Annual taxes $2,516 $5,459 $6,240 $7,709 $4,332 $5,114 $5,840 $6,322 $4,220 $5,878 $6,993 $7,864
Required annual income before taxes $20,553 $44,588 $50,973 $62,968 $35,388 $41,775 $47,702 $51,641 $46,943 $34,470 $48,017 $57,121 $64,237

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,896
Business & Financial Operations $61,223
Computer & Mathematical $55,586
Architecture & Engineering $67,220
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,265
Community & Social Service $40,959
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $45,100
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,486
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,445
Healthcare Support $22,581
Protective Service $41,246
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,260
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,469
Personal Care & Service $18,911
Sales & Related $22,376
Office & Administrative Support $30,309
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,561
Construction & Extraction $35,332
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,734
Production $42,866
Transportation & Material Moving $31,129