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 $9.61 $20.65 $23.61 $29.29 $16.17 $19.05 $21.90 $23.82 $14.49 $8.00 $11.15 $13.28 $14.95
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 $2,986 $4,394 $6,613 $8,777 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702 $5,474 $6,807 $8,786 $10,702
Child Care $0 $5,938 $8,522 $11,107 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,938 $8,522 $11,107
Medical $2,237 $6,684 $6,403 $6,461 $5,239 $6,403 $6,461 $6,131 $5,239 $6,403 $6,461 $6,131
Housing $5,436 $7,632 $7,632 $10,032 $5,748 $7,632 $7,632 $10,032 $5,436 $7,632 $7,632 $10,032
Transportation $4,236 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989 $8,754 $9,189 $11,032 $10,989
Other $2,656 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620 $4,294 $4,736 $6,059 $5,620
Required annual income after taxes $17,550 $37,696 $43,096 $53,467 $29,509 $34,768 $39,969 $43,473 $29,197 $40,706 $48,491 $54,580
Annual taxes $2,448 $5,259 $6,012 $7,459 $4,116 $4,850 $5,576 $6,065 $4,073 $5,678 $6,765 $7,614
Required annual income before taxes $19,999 $42,955 $49,108 $60,925 $33,625 $39,618 $45,545 $49,538 $45,220 $33,270 $46,384 $55,256 $62,194

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,776
Business & Financial Operations $59,378
Computer & Mathematical $67,968
Architecture & Engineering $79,632
Life, Physical, & Social Science $63,089
Community & Social Service $39,422
Legal $59,214
Education, Training, & Library $44,126
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,578
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $49,323
Healthcare Support $24,047
Protective Service $37,238
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,332
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,033
Personal Care & Service $19,178
Sales & Related $22,417
Office & Administrative Support $29,643
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,634
Construction & Extraction $36,941
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,409
Production $36,849
Transportation & Material Moving $28,618