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 $12.95 $25.75 $29.36 $35.68 $20.45 $24.90 $27.35 $30.35 $9.74 $13.96 $15.95 $18.22
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 $11,026 $16,146 $16,146 $20,241 $12,808 $16,146 $16,146 $20,241 $11,026 $16,146 $16,146 $20,241
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 $23,640 $47,011 $53,587 $65,129 $37,323 $45,459 $49,921 $55,398 $35,540 $50,971 $58,238 $66,520
Annual taxes $3,298 $6,558 $7,475 $9,085 $5,207 $6,341 $6,964 $7,728 $4,958 $7,110 $8,124 $9,279
Required annual income before taxes $26,937 $53,569 $61,063 $74,214 $42,529 $51,800 $56,885 $63,126 $40,498 $58,081 $66,362 $75,799

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $123,508
Business & Financial Operations $71,537
Computer & Mathematical $72,298
Architecture & Engineering $97,255
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,511
Community & Social Service $43,381
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $47,825
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,961
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,342
Healthcare Support $26,489
Protective Service $48,535
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,313
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,298
Personal Care & Service $24,195
Sales & Related $33,536
Office & Administrative Support $37,744
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,732
Construction & Extraction $44,255
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,329
Production $43,813
Transportation & Material Moving $40,758