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 $10.29 $22.21 $25.81 $31.63 $17.48 $21.36 $23.81 $26.30 $8.41 $12.19 $14.18 $16.19
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 $6,172 $9,678 $9,678 $12,844 $7,396 $9,678 $9,678 $12,844 $6,172 $9,678 $9,678 $12,844
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 $18,785 $40,543 $47,119 $57,731 $31,911 $38,990 $43,453 $48,000 $30,686 $44,502 $51,770 $59,122
Annual taxes $2,621 $5,656 $6,573 $8,053 $4,452 $5,439 $6,062 $6,696 $4,281 $6,208 $7,222 $8,248
Required annual income before taxes $21,406 $46,199 $53,692 $65,785 $36,363 $44,429 $49,514 $54,696 $34,967 $50,710 $58,992 $67,370

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $94,683
Business & Financial Operations $65,149
Computer & Mathematical $68,111
Architecture & Engineering $77,339
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,548
Community & Social Service $43,731
Legal $71,537
Education, Training, & Library $48,092
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,260
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,250
Healthcare Support $28,115
Protective Service $47,321
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,585
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,640
Personal Care & Service $19,875
Sales & Related $25,018
Office & Administrative Support $31,798
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,895
Construction & Extraction $37,692
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,900
Production $37,137
Transportation & Material Moving $33,001