Living Wage Calculation for Texarkana, 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 $10.57 $22.22 $26.18 $31.67 $17.66 $21.66 $24.03 $26.79 $8.65 $12.36 $14.33 $16.49
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $5,603 $8,454 $11,306 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,603 $8,454 $11,306
Medical $2,425 $7,962 $7,673 $7,794 $6,241 $7,673 $7,794 $7,695 $6,241 $7,673 $7,794 $7,695
Housing $6,720 $9,428 $9,428 $12,081 $7,366 $9,428 $9,428 $12,081 $6,720 $9,428 $9,428 $12,081
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $19,289 $40,552 $47,794 $57,811 $32,238 $39,535 $43,861 $48,910 $31,592 $45,138 $52,315 $60,216
Annual taxes $2,691 $5,657 $6,667 $8,065 $4,497 $5,515 $6,119 $6,823 $4,407 $6,297 $7,298 $8,400
Required annual income before taxes $21,980 $46,208 $54,461 $65,875 $36,735 $45,050 $49,980 $55,733 $35,999 $51,434 $59,613 $68,617

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,169
Business & Financial Operations $63,906
Computer & Mathematical $61,070
Architecture & Engineering $70,646
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,313
Community & Social Service $37,590
Legal $49,737
Education, Training, & Library $44,969
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,217
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,243
Healthcare Support $24,914
Protective Service $43,333
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,106
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,722
Personal Care & Service $19,750
Sales & Related $23,877
Office & Administrative Support $30,007
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,569
Construction & Extraction $36,624
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,824
Production $46,148
Transportation & Material Moving $33,930