Living Wage Calculation for Overton 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 $9.92 $20.70 $24.19 $29.19 $16.21 $19.59 $22.04 $23.83 $22.30 $8.10 $11.43 $13.37 $14.98
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

*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 $2,994 $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 $5,975 $8,575 $11,176 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,975 $8,575 $11,176
Medical $2,208 $6,821 $6,478 $6,560 $5,371 $6,478 $6,560 $6,279 $5,371 $6,478 $6,560 $6,279
Housing $5,460 $7,452 $7,452 $9,348 $5,604 $7,452 $7,452 $9,348 $5,604 $7,452 $7,452 $9,348
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 $18,108 $37,781 $44,153 $53,290 $29,584 $35,766 $40,228 $43,505 $29,584 $41,741 $48,803 $54,681
Annual taxes $2,526 $5,270 $6,159 $7,434 $4,127 $4,989 $5,612 $6,069 $4,127 $5,823 $6,808 $7,628
Required annual income before taxes $20,634 $43,052 $50,312 $60,724 $33,711 $40,755 $45,840 $49,574 $46,393 $33,711 $47,563 $55,611 $62,309

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,470
Business & Financial Operations $59,717
Computer & Mathematical $72,154
Architecture & Engineering $70,344
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,773
Community & Social Service $40,717
Legal $72,905
Education, Training, & Library $46,663
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,735
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,600
Healthcare Support $27,189
Protective Service $34,174
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,751
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,691
Personal Care & Service $21,089
Sales & Related $25,337
Office & Administrative Support $32,981
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,004
Construction & Extraction $38,474
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,877
Production $33,330
Transportation & Material Moving $31,211