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 $14.18 $27.54 $33.96 $43.93 $22.25 $27.47 $32.58 $34.91 $11.11 $15.39 $19.60 $22.42
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 $5,921 $11,843 $17,764 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,921 $11,843 $17,764
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 $6,840 $8,868 $8,868 $11,436 $6,888 $8,868 $8,868 $11,436 $6,840 $8,868 $8,868 $11,436
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 $25,383 $49,287 $60,782 $78,621 $39,832 $49,167 $58,306 $62,475 $39,784 $55,088 $70,149 $80,239
Annual taxes $4,115 $7,990 $9,854 $12,746 $6,457 $7,971 $9,452 $10,128 $6,450 $8,931 $11,372 $13,008
Required annual income before taxes $29,498 $57,277 $70,636 $91,366 $46,289 $57,137 $67,759 $72,603 $46,233 $64,018 $81,522 $93,247

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,756
Business & Financial Operations $61,568
Computer & Mathematical $57,181
Architecture & Engineering $61,900
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,440
Community & Social Service $49,477
Legal $59,974
Education, Training, & Library $56,924
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,031
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,500
Healthcare Support $24,310
Protective Service $47,444
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,561
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,942
Personal Care & Service $23,444
Sales & Related $27,018
Office & Administrative Support $32,100
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,615
Construction & Extraction $35,792
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,407
Production $29,425
Transportation & Material Moving $27,852