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 $10.49 $21.63 $26.00 $31.67 $17.16 $21.73 $24.09 $26.52 $12.32 $8.27 $12.32 $14.23 $16.19
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $5,301 $7,999 $10,697 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,301 $7,999 $10,697
Medical $2,158 $7,216 $6,929 $7,090 $5,239 $6,929 $7,090 $6,947 $5,239 $6,929 $7,090 $6,947
Housing $7,176 $10,152 $10,152 $13,332 $8,304 $10,152 $10,152 $13,332 $7,176 $10,152 $10,152 $13,332
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $19,176 $39,550 $47,546 $57,921 $31,378 $39,746 $44,050 $48,504 $30,250 $45,047 $52,049 $59,201
Annual taxes $2,635 $5,434 $6,533 $7,959 $4,312 $5,461 $6,053 $6,665 $4,157 $6,190 $7,152 $8,135
Required annual income before taxes $21,811 $44,985 $54,079 $65,880 $35,690 $45,207 $50,103 $55,168 $51,236 $34,407 $51,236 $59,201 $67,335

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,840
Business & Financial Operations $58,020
Computer & Mathematical $61,860
Architecture & Engineering $66,300
Life, Physical, & Social Science $48,820
Community & Social Service $39,970
Legal $51,150
Education, Training, & Library $44,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,900
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,820
Healthcare Support $20,780
Protective Service $32,610
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,360
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,470
Personal Care & Service $18,550
Sales & Related $23,490
Office & Administrative Support $28,710
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $18,150
Construction & Extraction $34,930
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,680
Production $31,010
Transportation & Material Moving $31,100