Living Wage Calculation for El Paso, 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 $12.40 $26.18 $31.69 $40.57 $21.33 $25.75 $29.14 $31.61 $10.20 $14.39 $17.61 $20.36
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $5,439 $10,878 $16,317 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,439 $10,878 $16,317
Medical $2,760 $8,866 $8,554 $8,694 $6,270 $8,554 $8,694 $8,347 $6,270 $8,554 $8,694 $8,347
Housing $6,466 $9,921 $9,921 $14,064 $8,122 $9,921 $9,921 $14,064 $6,466 $9,921 $9,921 $14,064
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $22,203 $46,850 $56,714 $72,608 $38,171 $46,084 $52,160 $56,583 $36,515 $51,523 $63,038 $72,900
Annual taxes $3,599 $7,595 $9,194 $11,771 $6,188 $7,471 $8,456 $9,173 $5,920 $8,353 $10,219 $11,818
Required annual income before taxes $25,802 $54,446 $65,908 $84,379 $44,359 $53,555 $60,615 $65,755 $42,435 $59,876 $73,257 $84,718

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,934
Business & Financial Operations $62,631
Computer & Mathematical $65,332
Architecture & Engineering $66,345
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,306
Community & Social Service $48,083
Legal $82,304
Education, Training, & Library $54,774
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,963
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,189
Healthcare Support $19,868
Protective Service $45,106
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,591
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,699
Personal Care & Service $20,840
Sales & Related $24,389
Office & Administrative Support $29,423
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,653
Construction & Extraction $33,218
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,461
Production $26,057
Transportation & Material Moving $27,418