Living Wage Calculation for San Antonio-New Braunfels, 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 $15.43 $31.08 $38.57 $50.37 $24.48 $29.94 $35.05 $38.14 $11.74 $17.16 $21.90 $25.64
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 $7,836 $15,673 $23,509 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,836 $15,673 $23,509
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 $9,079 $13,290 $13,290 $17,226 $10,880 $13,290 $13,290 $17,226 $9,079 $13,290 $13,290 $17,226
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 $27,622 $55,623 $69,034 $90,156 $43,824 $53,588 $62,728 $68,265 $42,023 $61,424 $78,401 $91,774
Annual taxes $4,478 $9,017 $11,191 $14,616 $7,104 $8,687 $10,169 $11,067 $6,812 $9,958 $12,710 $14,878
Required annual income before taxes $32,100 $64,641 $80,225 $104,771 $50,928 $62,276 $72,897 $79,332 $48,835 $71,382 $91,111 $106,652

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $109,012
Business & Financial Operations $74,686
Computer & Mathematical $89,366
Architecture & Engineering $80,453
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,866
Community & Social Service $52,323
Legal $77,297
Education, Training, & Library $58,165
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $52,056
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,149
Healthcare Support $26,461
Protective Service $46,502
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,492
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,130
Personal Care & Service $25,637
Sales & Related $32,218
Office & Administrative Support $39,323
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,019
Construction & Extraction $43,078
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,401
Production $35,289
Transportation & Material Moving $35,578