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 $9.84 $20.61 $26.71 $34.39 $16.38 $20.62 $23.09 $25.87 $11.88 $8.06 $11.88 $14.65 $17.56
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 $5,483 $10,793 $16,104 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,483 $10,793 $16,104
Medical $1,998 $5,760 $5,474 $5,634 $4,910 $5,474 $5,634 $5,492 $4,910 $5,474 $5,634 $5,492
Housing $5,403 $7,850 $7,850 $11,437 $5,864 $7,850 $7,850 $11,437 $5,403 $7,850 $7,850 $11,437
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 $17,243 $35,975 $46,583 $59,978 $28,609 $35,989 $40,293 $45,153 $28,148 $41,472 $51,086 $61,257
Annual taxes $3,220 $6,895 $8,968 $11,560 $5,460 $6,897 $7,738 $8,663 $5,396 $7,969 $9,847 $11,810
Required annual income before taxes $20,463 $42,870 $55,551 $71,538 $34,068 $42,886 $48,032 $53,817 $49,440 $33,544 $49,440 $60,934 $73,067

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $72,540
Business & Financial Operations $60,530
Computer & Mathematical $72,820
Architecture & Engineering $58,570
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,570
Community & Social Service $35,540
Legal $48,760
Education, Training, & Library $45,080
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,410
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,010
Healthcare Support $27,940
Protective Service $37,560
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,360
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,880
Personal Care & Service $18,880
Sales & Related $20,230
Office & Administrative Support $29,430
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $22,580
Construction & Extraction $37,100
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $38,470
Production $30,760
Transportation & Material Moving $27,290