Living Wage Calculation for Tyler, 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 $11.47 $22.77 $26.37 $32.27 $18.22 $21.92 $24.36 $26.94 $24.42 $8.99 $12.47 $14.46 $16.52
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 $8,316 $10,692 $10,692 $14,016 $8,736 $10,692 $10,692 $14,016 $8,316 $10,692 $10,692 $14,016
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 $20,930 $41,557 $48,133 $58,903 $33,251 $40,005 $44,467 $49,172 $32,831 $45,517 $52,784 $60,294
Annual taxes $2,920 $5,797 $6,715 $8,217 $4,638 $5,581 $6,203 $6,860 $4,580 $6,350 $7,363 $8,411
Required annual income before taxes $23,850 $47,354 $54,848 $67,120 $37,889 $45,585 $50,670 $56,032 $50,786 $37,411 $51,866 $60,148 $68,705

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,070
Business & Financial Operations $62,999
Computer & Mathematical $62,227
Architecture & Engineering $60,684
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,755
Community & Social Service $41,776
Legal $51,240
Education, Training, & Library $45,860
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,451
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,760
Healthcare Support $23,722
Protective Service $40,439
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,875
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,150
Personal Care & Service $19,576
Sales & Related $25,337
Office & Administrative Support $30,954
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,024
Construction & Extraction $37,198
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,929
Production $29,730
Transportation & Material Moving $33,978