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 $16.37 $29.85 $36.27 $46.66 $24.43 $29.79 $34.90 $37.65 $12.21 $16.55 $20.75 $23.78
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 $5,915 $11,830 $17,746 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,915 $11,830 $17,746
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 $10,764 $13,020 $13,020 $16,356 $10,788 $13,020 $13,020 $16,356 $10,764 $13,020 $13,020 $16,356
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 $29,307 $53,433 $64,921 $83,523 $43,732 $53,319 $62,458 $67,395 $43,708 $59,234 $74,288 $85,141
Annual taxes $4,751 $8,662 $10,525 $13,540 $7,090 $8,644 $10,125 $10,926 $7,086 $9,603 $12,043 $13,803
Required annual income before taxes $34,058 $62,095 $75,446 $97,063 $50,821 $61,962 $72,584 $78,321 $50,793 $68,836 $86,332 $98,943

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,686
Business & Financial Operations $67,785
Computer & Mathematical $72,856
Architecture & Engineering $67,014
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,957
Community & Social Service $47,722
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $46,577
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,899
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,751
Healthcare Support $26,204
Protective Service $46,031
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,566
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,397
Personal Care & Service $25,659
Sales & Related $28,055
Office & Administrative Support $35,535
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,425
Construction & Extraction $42,575
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,849
Production $36,808
Transportation & Material Moving $35,364