Living Wage Calculation for Amarillo, 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 $12.79 $26.86 $32.74 $41.82 $21.32 $26.06 $29.45 $31.75 $10.39 $14.73 $18.14 $20.99
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 $6,105 $12,210 $18,315 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,105 $12,210 $18,315
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 $7,159 $10,475 $10,475 $14,308 $8,108 $10,475 $10,475 $14,308 $7,159 $10,475 $10,475 $14,308
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 $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $22,896 $48,070 $58,600 $74,850 $38,158 $46,637 $52,713 $56,826 $37,209 $52,742 $64,923 $75,141
Annual taxes $3,712 $7,793 $9,500 $12,134 $6,186 $7,561 $8,546 $9,212 $6,032 $8,550 $10,525 $12,182
Required annual income before taxes $26,608 $55,863 $68,100 $86,984 $44,344 $54,198 $61,259 $66,039 $43,241 $61,293 $75,448 $87,323

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,862
Business & Financial Operations $63,910
Computer & Mathematical $70,212
Architecture & Engineering $76,585
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,938
Community & Social Service $47,377
Legal $63,050
Education, Training, & Library $49,239
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,247
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,232
Healthcare Support $24,543
Protective Service $45,106
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,730
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,543
Personal Care & Service $22,609
Sales & Related $25,771
Office & Administrative Support $33,044
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,727
Construction & Extraction $39,121
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,490
Production $36,779
Transportation & Material Moving $32,369