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 $10.84 $22.72 $28.13 $36.36 $17.38 $21.38 $23.95 $27.06 $24.40 $8.57 $12.50 $15.40 $18.58
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 $6,280 $11,915 $17,549 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,280 $11,915 $17,549
Medical $2,269 $6,871 $6,527 $6,609 $4,986 $6,527 $6,609 $6,329 $4,986 $6,527 $6,609 $6,329
Housing $6,283 $8,931 $8,931 $12,986 $6,729 $8,931 $8,931 $12,986 $6,283 $8,931 $8,931 $12,986
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 $18,993 $39,615 $49,021 $63,351 $30,324 $37,294 $41,757 $47,193 $29,878 $43,574 $53,672 $64,742
Annual taxes $3,565 $7,637 $9,494 $12,273 $5,820 $7,178 $8,060 $9,082 $5,758 $8,418 $10,413 $12,548
Required annual income before taxes $22,557 $47,251 $58,515 $75,624 $36,144 $44,472 $49,816 $56,275 $50,761 $35,637 $51,993 $64,085 $77,290

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,093
Business & Financial Operations $64,408
Computer & Mathematical $79,180
Architecture & Engineering $65,200
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,605
Community & Social Service $38,546
Legal $59,295
Education, Training, & Library $49,214
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,085
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,536
Healthcare Support $29,730
Protective Service $43,093
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,525
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,160
Personal Care & Service $21,161
Sales & Related $22,282
Office & Administrative Support $32,466
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $44,564
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,840
Production $43,566
Transportation & Material Moving $29,905