Living Wage Calculation for Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, 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 $12.19 $24.64 $28.61 $35.24 $19.82 $24.08 $26.45 $30.36 $9.47 $13.58 $15.54 $18.28
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 $9,687 $13,857 $13,857 $18,596 $11,311 $13,857 $13,857 $18,596 $9,687 $13,857 $13,857 $18,596
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 $22,256 $44,980 $52,222 $64,326 $36,183 $43,963 $48,290 $55,426 $34,559 $49,566 $56,744 $66,732
Annual taxes $3,105 $6,275 $7,285 $8,974 $5,048 $6,133 $6,736 $7,732 $4,821 $6,915 $7,916 $9,309
Required annual income before taxes $25,361 $51,255 $59,507 $73,300 $41,231 $50,096 $55,026 $63,158 $39,380 $56,481 $64,660 $76,041

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $111,346
Business & Financial Operations $73,695
Computer & Mathematical $92,734
Architecture & Engineering $87,733
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,871
Community & Social Service $52,776
Legal $97,084
Education, Training, & Library $55,510
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,131
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,725
Healthcare Support $30,413
Protective Service $41,534
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,102
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,473
Personal Care & Service $21,336
Sales & Related $30,820
Office & Administrative Support $36,654
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,135
Construction & Extraction $39,653
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,559
Production $33,219
Transportation & Material Moving $35,679