Living Wage Calculation for Jeff Davis County, Texas

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $12.19 $23.89 $27.49 $33.34 $18.97 $23.04 $25.48 $28.01 $9.49 $13.03 $15.02 $17.05
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

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 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 $9,636 $12,744 $12,744 $15,972 $10,116 $12,744 $12,744 $15,972 $10,116 $12,744 $12,744 $15,972
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 $22,250 $43,609 $50,185 $60,859 $34,631 $42,057 $46,519 $51,128 $34,631 $47,569 $54,836 $62,250
Annual taxes $3,104 $6,083 $7,001 $8,490 $4,831 $5,867 $6,489 $7,132 $4,831 $6,636 $7,650 $8,684
Required annual income before taxes $25,354 $49,693 $57,186 $69,349 $39,462 $47,923 $53,009 $58,261 $39,462 $54,204 $62,486 $70,934

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $109,301
Business & Financial Operations $72,267
Computer & Mathematical $87,461
Architecture & Engineering $87,091
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,739
Community & Social Service $46,529
Legal $84,087
Education, Training, & Library $51,868
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,786
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,500
Healthcare Support $26,716
Protective Service $41,694
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,667
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,650
Personal Care & Service $20,173
Sales & Related $28,177
Office & Administrative Support $34,441
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,825
Construction & Extraction $39,523
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,980
Production $34,236
Transportation & Material Moving $32,600