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 $9.95 $20.05 $23.98 $29.30 $16.36 $20.79 $23.15 $25.68 $11.53 $7.88 $11.53 $13.22 $15.00
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 $2,983 $4,516 $6,722 $8,882 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799 $5,469 $6,921 $8,888 $10,799
Child Care $0 $4,142 $6,016 $7,890 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,142 $6,016 $7,890
Medical $2,186 $6,085 $5,799 $5,959 $4,829 $5,799 $5,959 $5,817 $4,829 $5,799 $5,959 $5,817
Housing $6,168 $9,564 $9,564 $12,924 $7,260 $9,564 $9,564 $12,924 $6,168 $9,564 $9,564 $12,924
Transportation $4,401 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951 $8,358 $10,918 $11,911 $11,951
Other $2,458 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474 $4,008 $4,826 $6,010 $5,474
Required annual income after taxes $18,196 $36,673 $43,845 $53,576 $29,924 $38,027 $42,332 $46,965 $28,832 $42,169 $48,348 $54,855
Annual taxes $2,500 $5,039 $6,025 $7,362 $4,112 $5,225 $5,817 $6,453 $3,962 $5,794 $6,643 $7,537
Required annual income before taxes $20,696 $41,712 $49,869 $60,937 $34,035 $43,253 $48,148 $53,419 $47,964 $32,793 $47,964 $54,991 $62,393

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $63,360
Business & Financial Operations $54,860
Computer & Mathematical $66,420
Architecture & Engineering $63,880
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,570
Community & Social Service $38,050
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $52,370
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,800
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,980
Healthcare Support $26,690
Protective Service $40,530
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,400
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,770
Personal Care & Service $18,730
Sales & Related $21,140
Office & Administrative Support $27,410
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,710
Construction & Extraction $35,650
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,530
Production $32,830
Transportation & Material Moving $26,970