Living Wage Calculation for Odessa, 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 $15.96 $31.34 $38.38 $49.51 $24.60 $30.65 $35.76 $38.64 $12.01 $17.29 $21.81 $25.21
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 $7,025 $14,050 $21,075 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,025 $14,050 $21,075
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 $10,032 $14,568 $14,568 $18,120 $11,088 $14,568 $14,568 $18,120 $10,032 $14,568 $14,568 $18,120
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 $28,575 $56,091 $68,689 $88,616 $44,032 $54,867 $64,006 $69,159 $42,976 $61,892 $78,056 $90,234
Annual taxes $4,632 $9,093 $11,136 $14,366 $7,138 $8,895 $10,376 $11,212 $6,967 $10,034 $12,654 $14,628
Required annual income before taxes $33,207 $65,184 $79,825 $102,981 $51,170 $63,761 $74,383 $80,371 $49,943 $71,925 $90,711 $104,862

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $106,390
Business & Financial Operations $69,443
Computer & Mathematical $72,139
Architecture & Engineering $86,146
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,642
Community & Social Service $49,488
Legal $62,627
Education, Training, & Library $53,671
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $47,487
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $69,411
Healthcare Support $26,846
Protective Service $0
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,653
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,906
Personal Care & Service $26,365
Sales & Related $36,027
Office & Administrative Support $39,601
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $48,567
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,563
Production $51,585
Transportation & Material Moving $45,924