Living Wage Calculation for Lubbock, 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 $14.62 $28.75 $35.34 $46.63 $23.30 $28.50 $33.61 $37.08 $11.33 $15.99 $20.29 $23.77
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 $6,236 $12,472 $18,708 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,236 $12,472 $18,708
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 $7,619 $10,716 $10,716 $15,333 $8,767 $10,716 $10,716 $15,333 $7,619 $10,716 $10,716 $15,333
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 $26,162 $51,450 $63,259 $83,461 $41,711 $51,015 $60,155 $66,372 $40,562 $57,251 $72,627 $85,080
Annual taxes $4,241 $8,341 $10,255 $13,530 $6,762 $8,270 $9,752 $10,760 $6,576 $9,281 $11,774 $13,793
Required annual income before taxes $30,403 $59,790 $73,514 $96,992 $48,473 $59,285 $69,907 $77,131 $47,138 $66,532 $84,401 $98,872

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,245
Business & Financial Operations $62,349
Computer & Mathematical $62,991
Architecture & Engineering $66,490
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,200
Community & Social Service $46,962
Legal $70,748
Education, Training, & Library $51,499
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,032
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,880
Healthcare Support $25,883
Protective Service $48,899
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,978
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,188
Personal Care & Service $24,899
Sales & Related $28,355
Office & Administrative Support $36,508
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,757
Construction & Extraction $41,366
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,854
Production $33,181
Transportation & Material Moving $30,998