Living Wage Calculation for Johnson City, 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 $10.16 $21.01 $24.50 $29.62 $16.62 $19.91 $22.35 $24.25 $22.62 $8.18 $11.59 $13.53 $15.19
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 $5,892 $8,028 $8,028 $10,116 $6,360 $8,028 $8,028 $10,116 $5,892 $8,028 $8,028 $10,116
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 $18,540 $38,357 $44,729 $54,058 $30,340 $36,342 $40,804 $44,273 $29,872 $42,317 $49,379 $55,449
Annual taxes $2,586 $5,351 $6,240 $7,541 $4,232 $5,070 $5,692 $6,176 $4,167 $5,903 $6,888 $7,735
Required annual income before taxes $21,126 $43,708 $50,968 $61,599 $34,572 $41,411 $46,496 $50,449 $47,049 $34,039 $48,220 $56,268 $63,184

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $72,905
Business & Financial Operations $54,018
Computer & Mathematical $59,748
Architecture & Engineering $69,562
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,116
Community & Social Service $38,474
Legal $64,727
Education, Training, & Library $0
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,231
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,829
Healthcare Support $24,915
Protective Service $37,661
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,247
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,504
Personal Care & Service $22,344
Sales & Related $22,673
Office & Administrative Support $29,185
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,702
Construction & Extraction $35,501
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,960
Production $33,618
Transportation & Material Moving $27,014