Living Wage Calculation for Longview, 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 $13.39 $26.05 $31.70 $40.88 $21.92 $26.76 $31.87 $34.19 $10.72 $14.65 $18.47 $20.89
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $4,532 $9,064 $13,597 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,532 $9,064 $13,597
Medical $2,549 $8,920 $8,707 $9,016 $6,160 $8,707 $9,016 $8,805 $6,160 $8,707 $9,016 $8,805
Housing $5,418 $7,598 $7,598 $10,155 $6,299 $7,598 $7,598 $10,155 $5,418 $7,598 $7,598 $10,155
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $23,960 $46,628 $56,733 $73,173 $39,242 $47,897 $57,036 $61,194 $38,361 $52,429 $66,101 $74,791
Annual taxes $3,884 $7,559 $9,197 $11,862 $6,362 $7,765 $9,246 $9,920 $6,219 $8,500 $10,716 $12,125
Required annual income before taxes $27,845 $54,187 $65,931 $85,035 $45,604 $55,661 $66,283 $71,114 $44,580 $60,928 $76,817 $86,916

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,734
Business & Financial Operations $67,913
Computer & Mathematical $72,418
Architecture & Engineering $73,231
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,788
Community & Social Service $44,287
Legal $69,807
Education, Training, & Library $46,663
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,467
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,365
Healthcare Support $26,311
Protective Service $40,328
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,261
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,156
Personal Care & Service $24,289
Sales & Related $28,494
Office & Administrative Support $36,198
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,803
Construction & Extraction $44,437
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,743
Production $39,344
Transportation & Material Moving $34,968