Living Wage Calculation for Victoria, 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 $11.59 $22.90 $26.50 $32.58 $18.32 $22.05 $24.49 $27.25 $9.06 $12.53 $14.52 $16.67
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 $8,544 $10,932 $10,932 $14,580 $8,928 $10,932 $10,932 $14,580 $8,544 $10,932 $10,932 $14,580
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 $21,158 $41,797 $48,373 $59,467 $33,443 $40,245 $44,707 $49,736 $33,059 $45,757 $53,024 $60,858
Annual taxes $2,952 $5,831 $6,748 $8,296 $4,665 $5,614 $6,237 $6,938 $4,612 $6,383 $7,397 $8,490
Required annual income before taxes $24,109 $47,628 $55,122 $67,763 $38,108 $45,859 $50,944 $56,674 $37,670 $52,140 $60,421 $69,348

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,371
Business & Financial Operations $59,995
Computer & Mathematical $57,042
Architecture & Engineering $64,274
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,015
Community & Social Service $42,723
Legal $56,919
Education, Training, & Library $43,268
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,955
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,446
Healthcare Support $26,860
Protective Service $45,150
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,926
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,624
Personal Care & Service $19,854
Sales & Related $27,724
Office & Administrative Support $30,748
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $37,754
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,039
Production $37,209
Transportation & Material Moving $34,225