Living Wage Calculation for Austin-Round Rock, 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 $13.01 $25.70 $29.66 $36.45 $20.77 $25.14 $27.51 $31.58 $9.87 $14.10 $16.07 $18.88
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $5,603 $8,454 $11,306 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,603 $8,454 $11,306
Medical $2,425 $7,962 $7,673 $7,794 $6,241 $7,673 $7,794 $7,695 $6,241 $7,673 $7,794 $7,695
Housing $11,172 $15,780 $15,780 $20,808 $13,032 $15,780 $15,780 $20,808 $11,172 $15,780 $15,780 $20,808
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $23,741 $46,904 $54,146 $66,538 $37,904 $45,887 $50,213 $57,638 $36,044 $51,490 $58,667 $68,944
Annual taxes $3,312 $6,543 $7,553 $9,282 $5,288 $6,401 $7,005 $8,040 $5,028 $7,183 $8,184 $9,618
Required annual income before taxes $27,053 $53,447 $61,699 $75,820 $43,192 $52,288 $57,218 $65,678 $41,072 $58,673 $66,851 $78,561

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $105,511
Business & Financial Operations $66,661
Computer & Mathematical $88,861
Architecture & Engineering $84,836
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,751
Community & Social Service $46,870
Legal $81,502
Education, Training, & Library $51,566
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $53,498
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,329
Healthcare Support $31,511
Protective Service $40,019
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,857
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,825
Personal Care & Service $23,623
Sales & Related $31,237
Office & Administrative Support $37,224
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,412
Construction & Extraction $39,307
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,353
Production $34,001
Transportation & Material Moving $32,090