Living Wage Calculation for Refugio 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 $14.39 $28.72 $35.79 $46.30 $23.22 $28.01 $33.11 $35.35 $11.61 $15.98 $20.51 $23.60
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $7,076 $14,151 $21,227 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,076 $14,151 $21,227
Medical $2,549 $8,920 $8,707 $9,016 $6,160 $8,707 $9,016 $8,805 $6,160 $8,707 $9,016 $8,805
Housing $7,206 $9,829 $9,829 $12,231 $8,621 $9,829 $9,829 $12,231 $8,621 $9,829 $9,829 $12,231
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $25,749 $51,402 $64,051 $82,878 $41,565 $50,128 $59,267 $63,270 $41,565 $57,204 $73,418 $84,497
Annual taxes $4,174 $8,333 $10,384 $13,436 $6,738 $8,126 $9,608 $10,257 $6,738 $9,274 $11,902 $13,698
Required annual income before taxes $29,923 $59,736 $74,435 $96,314 $48,303 $58,254 $68,876 $73,527 $48,303 $66,477 $85,321 $98,195

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $111,430
Business & Financial Operations $77,436
Computer & Mathematical $96,439
Architecture & Engineering $88,949
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,197
Community & Social Service $51,959
Legal $86,895
Education, Training, & Library $57,266
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,499
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $71,069
Healthcare Support $25,883
Protective Service $46,171
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,887
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,355
Personal Care & Service $25,990
Sales & Related $31,907
Office & Administrative Support $39,718
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,954
Construction & Extraction $44,715
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,830
Production $38,841
Transportation & Material Moving $36,926