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 $10.73 $22.37 $25.44 $31.72 $17.88 $21.02 $23.87 $26.27 $15.67 $8.71 $12.01 $14.20 $16.17
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 $7,512 $10,236 $10,236 $13,524 $8,352 $10,236 $10,236 $13,524 $7,512 $10,236 $10,236 $13,524
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 $19,593 $40,835 $46,439 $57,901 $32,646 $38,367 $43,569 $47,961 $31,806 $43,845 $51,835 $59,015
Annual taxes $2,733 $5,697 $6,478 $8,077 $4,554 $5,352 $6,078 $6,691 $4,437 $6,116 $7,231 $8,233
Required annual income before taxes $22,326 $46,532 $52,917 $65,978 $37,200 $43,719 $49,646 $54,651 $48,887 $36,242 $49,961 $59,066 $67,247

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,051
Business & Financial Operations $63,181
Computer & Mathematical $60,967
Architecture & Engineering $62,771
Life, Physical, & Social Science $49,569
Community & Social Service $42,394
Legal $54,489
Education, Training, & Library $44,639
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,843
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,800
Healthcare Support $23,421
Protective Service $37,382
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,198
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,408
Personal Care & Service $19,393
Sales & Related $25,646
Office & Administrative Support $30,258
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,383
Construction & Extraction $35,732
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,278
Production $34,061
Transportation & Material Moving $31,478