Living Wage Calculation for Tyler, 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 $11.76 $23.02 $26.99 $32.80 $18.54 $22.46 $24.83 $27.92 $9.25 $12.77 $14.73 $17.06
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 $8,904 $10,896 $10,896 $14,136 $8,964 $10,896 $10,896 $14,136 $8,904 $10,896 $10,896 $14,136
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 $21,473 $42,020 $49,262 $59,866 $33,836 $41,003 $45,329 $50,966 $33,776 $46,606 $53,783 $62,272
Annual taxes $2,996 $5,862 $6,872 $8,351 $4,720 $5,720 $6,323 $7,110 $4,712 $6,502 $7,503 $8,687
Required annual income before taxes $24,469 $47,881 $56,134 $68,217 $38,556 $46,723 $51,653 $58,075 $38,488 $53,107 $61,286 $70,958

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,593
Business & Financial Operations $64,577
Computer & Mathematical $63,683
Architecture & Engineering $60,959
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,203
Community & Social Service $39,999
Legal $53,792
Education, Training, & Library $44,746
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,019
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,421
Healthcare Support $24,762
Protective Service $39,694
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,913
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,763
Personal Care & Service $20,055
Sales & Related $25,920
Office & Administrative Support $31,968
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,930
Construction & Extraction $37,712
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,429
Production $30,088
Transportation & Material Moving $34,672