Living Wage Calculation for Midland, 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 $15.88 $30.15 $36.27 $45.67 $23.92 $29.11 $32.50 $34.88 $11.94 $16.38 $19.90 $22.92
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 $6,535 $13,070 $19,604 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,535 $13,070 $19,604
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 $12,679 $15,940 $15,940 $19,918 $12,762 $15,940 $15,940 $19,918 $12,679 $15,940 $15,940 $19,918
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 $28,416 $53,965 $64,925 $81,749 $42,811 $52,103 $58,179 $62,437 $42,729 $58,638 $71,249 $82,041
Annual taxes $4,607 $8,749 $10,525 $13,253 $6,940 $8,447 $9,432 $10,122 $6,927 $9,506 $11,550 $13,300
Required annual income before taxes $33,023 $62,714 $75,450 $95,002 $49,751 $60,550 $67,610 $72,559 $49,656 $68,144 $82,799 $95,341

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $117,037
Business & Financial Operations $75,378
Computer & Mathematical $0
Architecture & Engineering $99,512
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,409
Community & Social Service $45,464
Legal $94,039
Education, Training, & Library $51,429
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,702
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,109
Healthcare Support $29,474
Protective Service $54,355
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,832
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,129
Personal Care & Service $24,512
Sales & Related $34,467
Office & Administrative Support $39,254
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $46,334
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,979
Production $45,485
Transportation & Material Moving $44,441