Living Wage Calculation for Killeen-Temple, 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 $10.68 $21.95 $25.56 $31.78 $17.23 $21.10 $23.55 $26.45 $8.60 $12.06 $14.05 $16.27
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 $6,881 $9,210 $9,210 $13,128 $6,928 $9,210 $9,210 $13,128 $6,881 $9,210 $9,210 $13,128
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 $19,495 $40,075 $46,651 $58,015 $31,443 $38,523 $42,985 $48,284 $31,395 $44,035 $51,302 $59,406
Annual taxes $2,720 $5,590 $6,508 $8,093 $4,386 $5,374 $5,996 $6,736 $4,380 $6,143 $7,157 $8,287
Required annual income before taxes $22,214 $45,666 $53,159 $66,109 $35,829 $43,896 $48,982 $55,020 $35,775 $50,177 $58,459 $67,694

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,237
Business & Financial Operations $66,517
Computer & Mathematical $72,843
Architecture & Engineering $73,306
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,189
Community & Social Service $46,652
Legal $60,252
Education, Training, & Library $44,811
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,056
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,820
Healthcare Support $29,802
Protective Service $43,731
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,978
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,825
Personal Care & Service $19,659
Sales & Related $23,126
Office & Administrative Support $32,456
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,158
Construction & Extraction $30,440
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,786
Production $30,275
Transportation & Material Moving $30,347