Living Wage Calculation for Brownsville-Harlingen, 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 $10.47 $21.49 $25.09 $30.73 $17.01 $20.64 $23.09 $25.40 $8.49 $11.83 $13.82 $15.75
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 $6,492 $8,364 $8,364 $11,208 $6,540 $8,364 $8,364 $11,208 $6,492 $8,364 $8,364 $11,208
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 $19,106 $39,229 $45,805 $56,095 $31,055 $37,677 $42,139 $46,364 $31,007 $43,189 $50,456 $57,486
Annual taxes $2,665 $5,472 $6,390 $7,825 $4,332 $5,256 $5,878 $6,468 $4,325 $6,025 $7,039 $8,019
Required annual income before taxes $21,771 $44,702 $52,195 $63,920 $35,387 $42,932 $48,018 $52,832 $35,332 $49,213 $57,495 $65,505

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $84,530
Business & Financial Operations $62,237
Computer & Mathematical $0
Architecture & Engineering $58,637
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,659
Community & Social Service $38,402
Legal $69,191
Education, Training, & Library $47,969
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,279
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,729
Healthcare Support $20,019
Protective Service $43,103
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,494
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,276
Personal Care & Service $19,330
Sales & Related $23,609
Office & Administrative Support $26,037
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,039
Construction & Extraction $29,339
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $30,306
Production $26,788
Transportation & Material Moving $24,987