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 $10.12 $21.61 $25.10 $30.42 $16.89 $20.51 $22.95 $25.06 $23.22 $8.16 $11.89 $13.82 $15.59
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 $5,820 $9,120 $9,120 $11,580 $6,852 $9,120 $9,120 $11,580 $5,820 $9,120 $9,120 $11,580
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 $18,468 $39,449 $45,821 $55,522 $30,832 $37,434 $41,896 $45,737 $29,800 $43,409 $50,471 $56,913
Annual taxes $2,576 $5,503 $6,392 $7,745 $4,301 $5,222 $5,845 $6,380 $4,157 $6,056 $7,041 $7,939
Required annual income before taxes $21,044 $44,952 $52,213 $63,268 $35,133 $42,656 $47,741 $52,118 $48,294 $33,957 $49,464 $57,512 $64,853

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,997
Business & Financial Operations $50,942
Computer & Mathematical $50,150
Architecture & Engineering $77,421
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,682
Community & Social Service $24,010
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $42,435
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,173
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,113
Healthcare Support $26,541
Protective Service $39,029
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,319
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,169
Personal Care & Service $23,126
Sales & Related $25,378
Office & Administrative Support $29,298
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,214
Construction & Extraction $38,597
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,692
Production $31,345
Transportation & Material Moving $29,185