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 $11.15 $23.45 $27.05 $33.22 $18.65 $22.60 $25.04 $27.89 $8.83 $12.81 $14.80 $16.99
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 $7,738 $11,934 $11,934 $15,751 $9,531 $11,934 $11,934 $15,751 $7,738 $11,934 $11,934 $15,751
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 $20,352 $42,800 $49,376 $60,638 $34,045 $41,247 $45,710 $50,907 $32,253 $46,759 $54,027 $62,029
Annual taxes $2,839 $5,971 $6,888 $8,459 $4,749 $5,754 $6,376 $7,102 $4,499 $6,523 $7,537 $8,653
Required annual income before taxes $23,191 $48,770 $56,264 $69,097 $38,795 $47,001 $52,086 $58,009 $36,752 $53,282 $61,563 $70,683

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $105,063
Business & Financial Operations $71,362
Computer & Mathematical $82,770
Architecture & Engineering $76,218
Life, Physical, & Social Science $69,263
Community & Social Service $43,391
Legal $65,941
Education, Training, & Library $55,489
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,887
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,939
Healthcare Support $27,559
Protective Service $39,462
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,729
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,720
Personal Care & Service $20,605
Sales & Related $27,539
Office & Administrative Support $33,968
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,331
Construction & Extraction $37,929
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,447
Production $31,849
Transportation & Material Moving $31,129