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 $10.25 $21.11 $24.60 $30.01 $16.52 $20.01 $22.45 $24.65 $22.72 $8.23 $11.64 $13.58 $15.39
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 $6,060 $8,208 $8,208 $10,836 $6,168 $8,208 $8,208 $10,836 $6,060 $8,208 $8,208 $10,836
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 $18,708 $38,537 $44,909 $54,778 $30,148 $36,522 $40,984 $44,993 $30,040 $42,497 $49,559 $56,169
Annual taxes $2,610 $5,376 $6,265 $7,642 $4,206 $5,095 $5,717 $6,277 $4,191 $5,928 $6,914 $7,836
Required annual income before taxes $21,318 $43,913 $51,173 $62,420 $34,353 $41,616 $46,702 $51,270 $47,254 $34,230 $48,425 $56,473 $64,005

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,410
Business & Financial Operations $60,632
Computer & Mathematical $71,743
Architecture & Engineering $81,299
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,173
Community & Social Service $39,780
Legal $65,334
Education, Training, & Library $44,770
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,075
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,448
Healthcare Support $25,882
Protective Service $39,575
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,772
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,510
Personal Care & Service $19,854
Sales & Related $22,868
Office & Administrative Support $30,028
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,520
Construction & Extraction $38,813
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,934
Production $38,165
Transportation & Material Moving $29,637