Living Wage Calculation for Jackson, 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 $9.60 $19.62 $23.54 $28.76 $16.35 $20.36 $22.71 $25.14 $11.31 $7.71 $11.31 $13.00 $14.73
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 $5,530 $8,766 $8,766 $11,939 $7,227 $8,766 $8,766 $11,939 $5,530 $8,766 $8,766 $11,939
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 $17,558 $35,875 $43,047 $52,591 $29,891 $37,229 $41,534 $45,980 $28,194 $41,371 $47,550 $53,870
Annual taxes $2,413 $4,929 $5,915 $7,226 $4,107 $5,116 $5,707 $6,318 $3,874 $5,685 $6,534 $7,402
Required annual income before taxes $19,970 $40,804 $48,961 $59,817 $33,998 $42,345 $47,241 $52,298 $47,056 $32,068 $47,056 $54,083 $61,272

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $66,770
Business & Financial Operations $50,030
Computer & Mathematical $54,600
Architecture & Engineering $58,940
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,650
Community & Social Service $33,810
Legal $60,560
Education, Training, & Library $45,950
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,000
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $46,090
Healthcare Support $22,340
Protective Service $34,440
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,320
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,500
Personal Care & Service $18,600
Sales & Related $22,950
Office & Administrative Support $28,690
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,510
Construction & Extraction $34,010
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,990
Production $29,180
Transportation & Material Moving $26,690