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 $10.14 $21.07 $24.56 $30.20 $16.50 $19.96 $22.41 $24.84 $22.67 $8.18 $11.62 $13.55 $15.48
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 $5,868 $8,124 $8,124 $11,184 $6,132 $8,124 $8,124 $11,184 $5,868 $8,124 $8,124 $11,184
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 $18,516 $38,453 $44,825 $55,126 $30,112 $36,438 $40,900 $45,341 $29,848 $42,413 $49,475 $56,517
Annual taxes $2,583 $5,364 $6,253 $7,690 $4,201 $5,083 $5,706 $6,325 $4,164 $5,917 $6,902 $7,884
Required annual income before taxes $21,099 $43,817 $51,078 $62,816 $34,312 $41,521 $46,606 $51,666 $47,159 $34,012 $48,329 $56,377 $64,401

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $67,720
Business & Financial Operations $52,763
Computer & Mathematical $55,129
Architecture & Engineering $42,404
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,293
Community & Social Service $38,649
Legal $60,869
Education, Training, & Library $46,426
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,047
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $47,691
Healthcare Support $25,615
Protective Service $32,044
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,443
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,537
Personal Care & Service $20,039
Sales & Related $23,547
Office & Administrative Support $28,989
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,119
Construction & Extraction $34,112
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,338
Production $31,150
Transportation & Material Moving $34,287