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 $9.79 $20.86 $23.81 $29.91 $16.32 $19.25 $22.10 $24.43 $14.63 $8.09 $11.25 $13.38 $15.26
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $5,760 $8,004 $8,004 $11,160 $6,024 $8,004 $8,004 $11,160 $5,760 $8,004 $8,004 $11,160
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 $17,874 $38,068 $43,468 $54,595 $29,785 $35,140 $40,341 $44,601 $29,521 $41,078 $48,863 $55,708
Annual taxes $2,493 $5,311 $6,064 $7,616 $4,155 $4,902 $5,628 $6,222 $4,118 $5,730 $6,816 $7,771
Required annual income before taxes $20,368 $43,379 $49,532 $62,211 $33,940 $40,042 $45,969 $50,823 $45,644 $33,639 $46,808 $55,680 $63,480

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $67,568
Business & Financial Operations $47,632
Computer & Mathematical $54,356
Architecture & Engineering $40,723
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,405
Community & Social Service $35,240
Legal $70,910
Education, Training, & Library $42,743
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $30,166
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $45,059
Healthcare Support $24,262
Protective Service $32,267
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,014
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,872
Personal Care & Service $19,793
Sales & Related $22,150
Office & Administrative Support $28,987
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,128
Construction & Extraction $33,784
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,802
Production $28,987
Transportation & Material Moving $34,338