Living Wage Calculation for Hardin County, Tennessee

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $9.93 $20.98 $23.94 $29.44 $16.41 $19.38 $22.23 $23.96 $14.71 $8.20 $11.31 $13.45 $15.02
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
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

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $5,938 $8,522 $11,107 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,938 $8,522 $11,107
Medical $2,237 $6,684 $6,403 $6,461 $5,239 $6,403 $6,461 $6,131 $5,239 $6,403 $6,461 $6,131
Housing $6,012 $8,232 $8,232 $10,296 $6,192 $8,232 $8,232 $10,296 $6,192 $8,232 $8,232 $10,296
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $18,126 $38,296 $43,696 $53,731 $29,953 $35,368 $40,569 $43,737 $29,953 $41,306 $49,091 $54,844
Annual taxes $2,529 $5,342 $6,096 $7,495 $4,178 $4,934 $5,659 $6,101 $4,178 $5,762 $6,848 $7,651
Required annual income before taxes $20,655 $43,638 $49,791 $61,226 $34,131 $40,302 $46,229 $49,839 $45,904 $34,131 $47,068 $55,940 $62,495

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,622
Business & Financial Operations $58,558
Computer & Mathematical $69,690
Architecture & Engineering $69,874
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,242
Community & Social Service $38,612
Legal $72,263
Education, Training, & Library $45,930
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,770
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,171
Healthcare Support $25,728
Protective Service $33,948
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,352
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,950
Personal Care & Service $20,398
Sales & Related $25,338
Office & Administrative Support $31,980
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,583
Construction & Extraction $37,536
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,933
Production $31,980
Transportation & Material Moving $30,053