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 $12.63 $25.65 $31.20 $39.23 $20.66 $25.19 $28.58 $30.16 $10.32 $14.13 $17.37 $19.70
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 $5,508 $11,017 $16,525 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,508 $11,017 $16,525
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 $6,876 $8,916 $8,916 $11,460 $6,924 $8,916 $8,916 $11,460 $6,876 $8,916 $8,916 $11,460
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 $22,613 $45,914 $55,848 $70,212 $36,973 $45,079 $51,154 $53,979 $36,925 $50,587 $62,171 $70,504
Annual taxes $3,666 $7,443 $9,054 $11,382 $5,994 $7,308 $8,293 $8,751 $5,986 $8,201 $10,079 $11,430
Required annual income before taxes $26,279 $53,357 $64,902 $81,594 $42,967 $52,387 $59,447 $62,730 $42,911 $58,787 $72,250 $81,934

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,291
Business & Financial Operations $58,160
Computer & Mathematical $55,306
Architecture & Engineering $0
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,140
Community & Social Service $45,382
Legal $62,744
Education, Training, & Library $51,828
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,086
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,687
Healthcare Support $22,313
Protective Service $42,804
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,297
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,111
Personal Care & Service $21,136
Sales & Related $24,594
Office & Administrative Support $29,781
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,159
Construction & Extraction $33,740
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $35,039
Production $27,070
Transportation & Material Moving $25,893