Living Wage Calculation for Wichita Falls, 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 $9.79 $21.77 $24.84 $31.30 $17.26 $20.41 $23.26 $25.85 $15.27 $8.24 $11.71 $13.90 $15.95
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 $5,796 $9,132 $9,132 $12,756 $7,212 $9,132 $9,132 $12,756 $5,796 $9,132 $9,132 $12,756
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 $17,877 $39,731 $45,335 $57,133 $31,506 $37,263 $42,465 $47,193 $30,090 $42,741 $50,731 $58,247
Annual taxes $2,494 $5,543 $6,324 $7,970 $4,395 $5,198 $5,924 $6,583 $4,198 $5,962 $7,077 $8,125
Required annual income before taxes $20,370 $45,274 $51,659 $65,103 $35,901 $42,461 $48,388 $53,776 $47,629 $34,287 $48,703 $57,807 $66,372

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,329
Business & Financial Operations $57,708
Computer & Mathematical $76,106
Architecture & Engineering $78,187
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,005
Community & Social Service $41,707
Legal $71,145
Education, Training, & Library $47,775
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,991
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,192
Healthcare Support $25,523
Protective Service $41,297
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,362
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,617
Personal Care & Service $19,270
Sales & Related $23,975
Office & Administrative Support $30,227
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,416
Construction & Extraction $37,064
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,299
Production $32,441
Transportation & Material Moving $26,250