Living Wage Calculation for Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

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 $10.52 $22.57 $27.42 $36.07 $17.25 $20.71 $23.70 $26.66 $15.81 $8.50 $12.15 $15.26 $18.35
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 $2,986 $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 $6,242 $11,841 $17,441 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,242 $11,841 $17,441
Medical $2,298 $6,733 $6,452 $6,510 $4,855 $6,452 $6,510 $6,180 $4,855 $6,452 $6,510 $6,180
Housing $6,250 $8,935 $8,935 $13,009 $6,723 $8,935 $8,935 $13,009 $6,250 $8,935 $8,935 $13,009
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 $18,426 $39,352 $47,767 $62,827 $30,100 $36,120 $41,321 $46,500 $29,627 $42,362 $53,162 $63,941
Annual taxes $3,453 $7,598 $9,267 $12,196 $5,783 $6,953 $7,984 $8,951 $5,717 $8,193 $10,336 $12,415
Required annual income before taxes $21,878 $46,950 $57,033 $75,024 $35,883 $43,072 $49,305 $55,451 $49,331 $35,344 $50,554 $63,498 $76,356

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,795
Business & Financial Operations $62,751
Computer & Mathematical $75,204
Architecture & Engineering $64,483
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,780
Community & Social Service $38,007
Legal $52,747
Education, Training, & Library $48,554
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,449
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,564
Healthcare Support $31,047
Protective Service $40,078
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,075
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,211
Personal Care & Service $19,947
Sales & Related $21,095
Office & Administrative Support $31,017
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $41,984
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,728
Production $41,502
Transportation & Material Moving $29,038