Living Wage Calculation for Clarksville, TN

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 $9.84 $21.52 $24.48 $30.74 $16.94 $19.91 $22.76 $25.26 $15.07 $8.11 $11.58 $13.72 $15.67
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 $5,844 $9,216 $9,216 $12,672 $7,152 $9,216 $9,216 $12,672 $5,844 $9,216 $9,216 $12,672
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 $17,958 $39,280 $44,680 $56,107 $30,913 $36,352 $41,553 $46,113 $29,605 $42,290 $50,075 $57,220
Annual taxes $2,505 $5,480 $6,233 $7,827 $4,312 $5,071 $5,797 $6,433 $4,130 $5,899 $6,986 $7,982
Required annual income before taxes $20,464 $44,760 $50,913 $63,934 $35,225 $41,423 $47,350 $52,546 $47,025 $33,734 $48,189 $57,061 $65,203

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $72,334
Business & Financial Operations $57,328
Computer & Mathematical $68,378
Architecture & Engineering $64,196
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,481
Community & Social Service $38,222
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $52,296
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,580
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,035
Healthcare Support $27,429
Protective Service $0
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,014
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,335
Personal Care & Service $19,967
Sales & Related $21,843
Office & Administrative Support $28,915
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,355
Construction & Extraction $36,634
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,835
Production $35,496
Transportation & Material Moving $28,044