Living Wage Calculation for Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, 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 $9.41 $19.15 $23.08 $27.87 $15.67 $19.90 $22.25 $24.26 $11.08 $7.61 $11.08 $12.77 $14.29
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 $5,172 $7,920 $7,920 $10,320 $5,988 $7,920 $7,920 $10,320 $5,172 $7,920 $7,920 $10,320
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 $17,200 $35,029 $42,201 $50,972 $28,652 $36,383 $40,688 $44,361 $27,836 $40,525 $46,704 $52,251
Annual taxes $2,363 $4,813 $5,799 $7,004 $3,937 $4,999 $5,591 $6,096 $3,825 $5,568 $6,417 $7,180
Required annual income before taxes $19,563 $39,842 $47,999 $57,975 $32,589 $41,383 $46,279 $50,457 $46,094 $31,661 $46,094 $53,121 $59,431

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $75,890
Business & Financial Operations $54,050
Computer & Mathematical $66,390
Architecture & Engineering $66,280
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,290
Community & Social Service $37,100
Legal $58,880
Education, Training, & Library $43,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,920
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $47,730
Healthcare Support $23,760
Protective Service $29,970
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,420
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,180
Personal Care & Service $18,570
Sales & Related $20,930
Office & Administrative Support $28,260
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,130
Construction & Extraction $34,550
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,000
Production $34,250
Transportation & Material Moving $26,940