Living Wage Calculation for Morristown, 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 $9.56 $18.95 $22.87 $28.14 $15.48 $19.69 $22.05 $24.53 $10.98 $7.69 $10.98 $12.67 $14.42
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 $5,448 $7,548 $7,548 $10,812 $5,640 $7,548 $7,548 $10,812 $5,448 $7,548 $7,548 $10,812
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 $17,476 $34,657 $41,829 $51,464 $28,304 $36,011 $40,316 $44,853 $28,112 $40,153 $46,332 $52,743
Annual taxes $2,401 $4,762 $5,748 $7,071 $3,889 $4,948 $5,540 $6,163 $3,863 $5,517 $6,366 $7,247
Required annual income before taxes $19,877 $39,419 $47,576 $58,535 $32,193 $40,960 $45,855 $51,016 $45,671 $31,974 $45,671 $52,698 $59,991

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $61,150
Business & Financial Operations $44,250
Computer & Mathematical $49,420
Architecture & Engineering $41,920
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,760
Community & Social Service $36,270
Legal $68,870
Education, Training, & Library $38,410
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,080
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $41,290
Healthcare Support $22,910
Protective Service $29,920
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,070
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $20,770
Personal Care & Service $19,250
Sales & Related $21,910
Office & Administrative Support $26,920
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $32,290
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $36,670
Production $27,300
Transportation & Material Moving $33,540