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 $10.51 $22.12 $25.61 $31.76 $17.48 $21.02 $23.47 $26.40 $23.73 $8.36 $12.15 $14.08 $16.26
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 $6,528 $10,056 $10,056 $14,028 $7,920 $10,056 $10,056 $14,028 $6,528 $10,056 $10,056 $14,028
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 $19,176 $40,385 $46,757 $57,970 $31,900 $38,370 $42,832 $48,185 $30,508 $44,345 $51,407 $59,361
Annual taxes $2,675 $5,634 $6,523 $8,087 $4,450 $5,353 $5,975 $6,722 $4,256 $6,186 $7,171 $8,281
Required annual income before taxes $21,851 $46,019 $53,279 $66,057 $36,350 $43,722 $48,807 $54,907 $49,360 $34,764 $50,531 $58,579 $67,642

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,189
Business & Financial Operations $58,061
Computer & Mathematical $69,510
Architecture & Engineering $74,726
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,624
Community & Social Service $40,161
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $54,460
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,641
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,884
Healthcare Support $29,514
Protective Service $0
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,268
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,794
Personal Care & Service $20,225
Sales & Related $22,457
Office & Administrative Support $29,493
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,738
Construction & Extraction $38,052
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,504
Production $35,933
Transportation & Material Moving $29,617