Living Wage Calculation for Texarkana, TX

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support themsleves and/or their family, working full-time, or 2080 hours per year. The tables below provide living wage estimates for individuals and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In households with two working adults, all hourly values reflect what one working adult requires to earn to meet their families’ basic needs, assuming the other adult also earns the same.

The poverty wage and state minimum wage are for reference purposes. Poverty wage estimates come from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Poverty Guidelines for 2024 and have been converted from an annual value to an hourly wage for ease of comparison. The state minimum wage data is sourced from the Labor Law Center and includes the minimum wage in a given state as of January of that year.

For further detail, please reference the Methodology page. The data on this page was last updated on February 14, 2024.

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 $18.57 $31.17 $38.04 $48.40 $26.03 $31.35 $35.51 $37.03 $12.95 $17.62 $21.52 $24.10
Poverty Wage $7.24 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $17.59 $4.91 $6.21 $7.50 $8.79
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

The table below shows the costs of each basic need that go into estimating the living wage. Like with the living wage, their values vary by location and family size.

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 $3,808 $5,614 $8,420 $11,192 $6,982 $8,691 $11,193 $13,647 $6,982 $8,691 $11,193 $13,647
Child Care $0 $7,356 $14,127 $20,365 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,356 $14,127 $20,365
Medical $3,062 $9,675 $9,561 $10,033 $7,330 $9,561 $10,033 $9,620 $7,330 $9,561 $10,033 $9,620
Housing $9,237 $11,681 $11,681 $14,656 $9,297 $11,681 $11,681 $14,656 $9,297 $11,681 $11,681 $14,656
Transportation $9,972 $11,541 $14,537 $16,727 $11,541 $14,537 $16,727 $16,708 $11,541 $14,537 $16,727 $16,708
Civic $2,165 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $5,191 $3,810 $4,795 $5,553 $5,191
Internet & Mobile $1,378 $1,378 $1,378 $1,378 $1,957 $1,957 $1,957 $1,957 $1,957 $1,957 $1,957 $1,957
Other $3,903 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $9,841 $6,966 $7,407 $10,238 $9,841
Required annual income after taxes $33,524 $58,021 $71,907 $90,141 $47,882 $58,630 $67,382 $71,620 $47,882 $65,985 $81,509 $91,985
Annual taxes $5,104 $6,816 $7,208 $10,530 $6,268 $6,584 $6,488 $5,404 $5,992 $7,323 $8,018 $8,264
Required annual income before taxes $38,628 $64,836 $79,115 $100,671 $54,150 $65,214 $73,870 $77,024 $53,874 $73,309 $89,527 $100,249

Typical Annual Salaries

The average annual salaries for various occupations in the table below comes from the latest state-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. When available, this data is specific to a given metro area.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,030
Business & Financial Operations $65,550
Computer & Mathematical $67,580
Architecture & Engineering $78,570
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,260
Community & Social Service $48,860
Legal $85,960
Education, Training, & Library $48,650
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,420
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $79,490
Healthcare Support $28,830
Protective Service $43,450
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,690
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,260
Personal Care & Service $28,110
Sales & Related $36,220
Office & Administrative Support $37,920
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,860
Construction & Extraction $44,440
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,640
Production $47,830
Transportation & Material Moving $39,470