Living Wage Calculation for McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, 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 $10.71 $22.03 $25.99 $31.38 $17.48 $21.47 $23.84 $26.51 $8.73 $12.27 $14.24 $16.35
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $5,603 $8,454 $11,306 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,603 $8,454 $11,306
Medical $2,425 $7,962 $7,673 $7,794 $6,241 $7,673 $7,794 $7,695 $6,241 $7,673 $7,794 $7,695
Housing $6,984 $9,084 $9,084 $11,556 $7,032 $9,084 $9,084 $11,556 $6,984 $9,084 $9,084 $11,556
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $19,553 $40,208 $47,450 $57,286 $31,904 $39,191 $43,517 $48,386 $31,856 $44,794 $51,971 $59,692
Annual taxes $2,728 $5,609 $6,619 $7,991 $4,451 $5,467 $6,071 $6,750 $4,444 $6,249 $7,250 $8,327
Required annual income before taxes $22,281 $45,817 $54,069 $65,277 $36,355 $44,658 $49,588 $55,135 $36,300 $51,042 $59,221 $68,018

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,131
Business & Financial Operations $55,287
Computer & Mathematical $52,888
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,336
Community & Social Service $45,965
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $50,682
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,185
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,942
Healthcare Support $21,560
Protective Service $42,103
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,842
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,607
Personal Care & Service $20,248
Sales & Related $23,715
Office & Administrative Support $27,689
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $20,076
Construction & Extraction $31,298
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $34,449
Production $26,053
Transportation & Material Moving $24,243