Metro Area Analysis
- Median Monthly Wages for Metro Area Based on the area's median hourly wage
- Wage-to-Expenses Gap
Basic Expenses Housing Food Child Care Medical Insurance Premium Health Insurance Subsidy () Out-of-pocket Transportation Other Necessities Total Federal Taxes Payroll Tax Income Tax* Earned Income Credit* () Child Tax Credit* () Child and Dependent Care Credit* () Total**
* Although these are typically annual taxes, they are shown here as monthly for comparison.
** A negative total = tax refund from EIC.
Savings Emergencies/Rainy Day Retirement College Total
Annual Income Needed to Cover Expenses
Hourly Wage Needed Per Household
Do the Jobs in This Metro Area Pay Enough?
- Family Needs to Earn (per worker) /hr
- Metro Median Hourly Wage /hr
- % of jobs in this metro area do not pay a median wage large enough to meet this family's needs.
What About the Top 5 Jobs in this metro area? Scroll right to see all data % of Workforce Job Type Median Hourly Wage* Median Hourly Wage for Women** Median Hourly Wage for Men % % % % %
* Red indicates the Median Hourly Wage does not meet this family's income needs.
** Nearly 2/3 of Texas families with children rely entirely or substantially on women's incomes. When women are paid less for the same job, family financial security is significantly weakened. (Source: Economic Issues for Women 2017, Dallas Women's Foundation.)