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 $11.44 $22.80 $25.87 $32.50 $18.19 $21.45 $24.30 $27.05 $15.95 $9.07 $12.22 $14.41 $16.55
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 $2,986 $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 $8,808 $11,016 $11,016 $14,940 $8,904 $11,016 $11,016 $14,940 $8,808 $11,016 $11,016 $14,940
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 $20,889 $41,615 $47,219 $59,317 $33,198 $39,147 $44,349 $49,377 $33,102 $44,625 $52,615 $60,431
Annual taxes $2,914 $5,805 $6,587 $8,275 $4,631 $5,461 $6,187 $6,888 $4,618 $6,225 $7,340 $8,430
Required annual income before taxes $23,802 $47,421 $53,806 $67,592 $37,829 $44,608 $50,535 $56,265 $49,776 $37,719 $50,850 $59,954 $68,861

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,626
Business & Financial Operations $62,279
Computer & Mathematical $55,350
Architecture & Engineering $65,928
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,642
Community & Social Service $40,375
Legal $57,339
Education, Training, & Library $44,126
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,882
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,121
Healthcare Support $24,549
Protective Service $43,399
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,608
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,018
Personal Care & Service $19,383
Sales & Related $25,256
Office & Administrative Support $30,053
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $37,648
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,955
Production $32,329
Transportation & Material Moving $32,411