Living Wage Calculation for Cleveland, 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 $9.75 $21.37 $24.33 $30.04 $16.70 $19.76 $22.61 $24.57 $14.97 $8.06 $11.51 $13.64 $15.33
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $5,676 $8,940 $8,940 $11,400 $6,732 $8,940 $8,940 $11,400 $5,676 $8,940 $8,940 $11,400
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 $17,790 $39,004 $44,404 $54,835 $30,493 $36,076 $41,277 $44,841 $29,437 $42,014 $49,799 $55,948
Annual taxes $2,482 $5,441 $6,194 $7,649 $4,254 $5,033 $5,758 $6,255 $4,106 $5,861 $6,947 $7,805
Required annual income before taxes $20,272 $44,445 $50,598 $62,484 $34,746 $41,108 $47,035 $51,097 $46,710 $33,543 $47,875 $56,746 $63,753

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,017
Business & Financial Operations $53,157
Computer & Mathematical $52,808
Architecture & Engineering $80,299
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,622
Community & Social Service $22,007
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $42,773
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,094
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,162
Healthcare Support $26,127
Protective Service $35,537
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,096
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,813
Personal Care & Service $23,114
Sales & Related $25,051
Office & Administrative Support $29,213
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,315
Construction & Extraction $37,331
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,263
Production $30,976
Transportation & Material Moving $28,403