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 $12.89 $26.57 $32.28 $41.59 $21.53 $25.94 $29.33 $32.03 $10.44 $14.59 $17.91 $20.88
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 $5,801 $11,602 $17,402 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,801 $11,602 $17,402
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 $7,334 $10,264 $10,264 $14,805 $8,478 $10,264 $10,264 $14,805 $7,334 $10,264 $10,264 $14,805
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 $23,070 $47,555 $57,781 $74,434 $38,527 $46,427 $52,502 $57,324 $37,383 $52,228 $64,104 $74,726
Annual taxes $3,740 $7,709 $9,367 $12,067 $6,246 $7,526 $8,511 $9,293 $6,060 $8,467 $10,392 $12,114
Required annual income before taxes $26,810 $55,265 $67,148 $86,501 $44,773 $53,953 $61,014 $66,617 $43,443 $60,695 $74,497 $86,840

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,622
Business & Financial Operations $59,674
Computer & Mathematical $60,431
Architecture & Engineering $62,825
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,815
Community & Social Service $44,451
Legal $69,322
Education, Training, & Library $47,654
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,981
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,731
Healthcare Support $24,799
Protective Service $45,106
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,584
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,336
Personal Care & Service $23,765
Sales & Related $26,384
Office & Administrative Support $33,761
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,203
Construction & Extraction $38,600
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,692
Production $31,183
Transportation & Material Moving $28,993