Living Wage Calculation for Victoria, 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 $11.59 $22.90 $26.50 $32.58 $18.32 $22.05 $24.49 $27.25 $24.55 $9.06 $12.53 $14.52 $16.67
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 $8,544 $10,932 $10,932 $14,580 $8,928 $10,932 $10,932 $14,580 $8,544 $10,932 $10,932 $14,580
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 $21,158 $41,797 $48,373 $59,467 $33,443 $40,245 $44,707 $49,736 $33,059 $45,757 $53,024 $60,858
Annual taxes $2,952 $5,831 $6,748 $8,296 $4,665 $5,614 $6,237 $6,938 $4,612 $6,383 $7,397 $8,490
Required annual income before taxes $24,109 $47,628 $55,122 $67,763 $38,108 $45,859 $50,944 $56,674 $51,059 $37,670 $52,140 $60,421 $69,348

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,371
Business & Financial Operations $59,995
Computer & Mathematical $57,042
Architecture & Engineering $64,274
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,015
Community & Social Service $42,723
Legal $56,919
Education, Training, & Library $43,268
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,955
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,446
Healthcare Support $26,860
Protective Service $45,150
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,926
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,624
Personal Care & Service $19,854
Sales & Related $27,724
Office & Administrative Support $30,748
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $37,754
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,039
Production $37,209
Transportation & Material Moving $34,225