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 $10.72 $21.89 $25.49 $30.88 $17.27 $21.04 $23.49 $25.54 $8.62 $12.03 $14.02 $15.82
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 $6,960 $9,096 $9,096 $11,472 $7,008 $9,096 $9,096 $11,472 $6,960 $9,096 $9,096 $11,472
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 $19,574 $39,961 $46,537 $56,359 $31,523 $38,409 $42,871 $46,628 $31,475 $43,921 $51,188 $57,750
Annual taxes $2,731 $5,575 $6,492 $7,862 $4,397 $5,358 $5,981 $6,505 $4,391 $6,127 $7,141 $8,056
Required annual income before taxes $22,304 $45,536 $53,029 $64,221 $35,920 $43,767 $48,852 $53,133 $35,865 $50,047 $58,329 $65,806

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,457
Business & Financial Operations $58,843
Computer & Mathematical $49,481
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,176
Community & Social Service $45,222
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $51,014
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,182
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,250
Healthcare Support $20,214
Protective Service $41,354
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,916
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,858
Personal Care & Service $19,103
Sales & Related $22,745
Office & Administrative Support $27,055
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,669
Construction & Extraction $31,407
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $32,281
Production $26,777
Transportation & Material Moving $25,790