The answer to that question is just over $66,000 a year. When considering the answer to this question, keep in mind that this is the entire state we're talking about here, and you know cities like Houston and Dallas have some pretty expensive neighborhoods. So, taking all that into consideration, the website How Much shows us what your income needs to be to afford the average home in all 50 states. Compared to the rest of the nation, Texas isn't too bad. Now, I may not make enough on my own to meet that average, but it helps when your spouse also works full time.

National Housing Average Salary via HowMuch