Living Wage Calculation for Beaumont-Port Arthur, 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 $11.10 $23.05 $27.02 $32.81 $18.48 $22.49 $24.86 $27.93 $8.92 $12.78 $14.75 $17.06
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 $7,700 $10,948 $10,948 $14,161 $8,866 $10,948 $10,948 $14,161 $7,700 $10,948 $10,948 $14,161
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 $20,270 $42,072 $49,314 $59,890 $33,738 $41,055 $45,381 $50,990 $32,572 $46,658 $53,835 $62,296
Annual taxes $2,828 $5,869 $6,879 $8,355 $4,706 $5,727 $6,331 $7,113 $4,544 $6,509 $7,510 $8,690
Required annual income before taxes $23,097 $47,941 $56,193 $68,245 $38,445 $46,782 $51,712 $58,103 $37,116 $53,167 $61,346 $70,987

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,098
Business & Financial Operations $68,033
Computer & Mathematical $67,118
Architecture & Engineering $87,662
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,141
Community & Social Service $43,912
Legal $69,151
Education, Training, & Library $44,725
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,826
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,932
Healthcare Support $29,173
Protective Service $44,847
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,435
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,088
Personal Care & Service $19,405
Sales & Related $29,163
Office & Administrative Support $32,822
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,187
Construction & Extraction $47,856
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,840
Production $54,036
Transportation & Material Moving $32,253