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 $11.03 $21.69 $26.07 $31.86 $17.11 $21.80 $24.15 $26.71 $12.35 $8.54 $12.35 $14.26 $16.28
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 $8,172 $10,272 $10,272 $13,680 $8,220 $10,272 $10,272 $13,680 $8,172 $10,272 $10,272 $13,680
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 $20,172 $39,670 $47,666 $58,269 $31,294 $39,866 $44,170 $48,852 $31,246 $45,167 $52,169 $59,549
Annual taxes $2,772 $5,451 $6,550 $8,007 $4,300 $5,478 $6,069 $6,713 $4,293 $6,206 $7,168 $8,182
Required annual income before taxes $22,944 $45,121 $54,216 $66,275 $35,594 $45,344 $50,239 $55,564 $51,373 $35,540 $51,373 $59,337 $67,731

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,390
Business & Financial Operations $58,500
Computer & Mathematical $49,740
Architecture & Engineering $68,520
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,400
Community & Social Service $37,940
Legal $63,030
Education, Training, & Library $42,790
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,210
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,250
Healthcare Support $22,550
Protective Service $41,140
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,940
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,610
Personal Care & Service $18,660
Sales & Related $23,650
Office & Administrative Support $28,770
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $36,490
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,980
Production $31,170
Transportation & Material Moving $30,430