Living Wage Calculation for Abilene, TX

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 $13.83 $27.77 $32.70 $41.96 $22.68 $26.98 $31.40 $33.10 $11.26 $14.95 $18.63 $20.94
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $5,346 $10,692 $16,038 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,346 $10,692 $16,038
Medical $2,760 $8,866 $8,554 $8,694 $6,270 $8,554 $8,694 $8,347 $6,270 $8,554 $8,694 $8,347
Housing $7,572 $10,356 $10,356 $13,608 $7,860 $10,356 $10,356 $13,608 $7,572 $10,356 $10,356 $13,608
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $2,382 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $5,561 $4,909 $3,828 $5,978 $5,561
Other $4,247 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $8,944 $7,158 $7,599 $9,085 $8,944
Required annual income after taxes $25,251 $50,684 $59,692 $76,593 $41,401 $49,248 $57,314 $60,416 $41,113 $54,594 $68,006 $76,454
Annual taxes $3,523 $7,070 $8,327 $10,685 $5,775 $6,870 $7,995 $8,428 $5,735 $7,616 $9,487 $10,665
Required annual income before taxes $28,774 $57,754 $68,019 $87,277 $47,177 $56,118 $65,309 $68,844 $46,848 $62,210 $77,492 $87,119

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,828
Business & Financial Operations $62,713
Computer & Mathematical $58,119
Architecture & Engineering $68,329
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,204
Community & Social Service $46,027
Legal $52,646
Education, Training, & Library $41,965
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,929
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,324
Healthcare Support $23,366
Protective Service $44,012
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,075
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,134
Personal Care & Service $24,441
Sales & Related $25,873
Office & Administrative Support $31,121
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,075
Construction & Extraction $38,814
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,410
Production $35,305
Transportation & Material Moving $31,234