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 $9.67 $19.84 $23.77 $28.57 $16.15 $20.58 $22.94 $24.95 $11.42 $7.75 $11.42 $13.11 $14.63
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 $5,664 $9,180 $9,180 $11,592 $6,864 $9,180 $9,180 $11,592 $5,664 $9,180 $9,180 $11,592
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 $17,692 $36,289 $43,461 $52,244 $29,528 $37,643 $41,948 $45,633 $28,328 $41,785 $47,964 $53,523
Annual taxes $2,431 $4,986 $5,972 $7,179 $4,057 $5,172 $5,764 $6,270 $3,892 $5,742 $6,591 $7,354
Required annual income before taxes $20,122 $41,275 $49,433 $59,422 $33,585 $42,816 $47,712 $51,904 $47,527 $32,220 $47,527 $54,554 $60,878

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,360
Business & Financial Operations $51,160
Computer & Mathematical $57,780
Architecture & Engineering $72,250
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,900
Community & Social Service $0
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $43,520
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,240
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,040
Healthcare Support $24,850
Protective Service $33,760
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,220
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $18,540
Personal Care & Service $19,750
Sales & Related $22,250
Office & Administrative Support $28,100
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $34,100
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,260
Production $28,710
Transportation & Material Moving $21,720