Living Wage Calculation for Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, 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 $11.15 $22.64 $25.59 $32.01 $18.04 $21.03 $23.88 $26.54 $15.82 $8.76 $12.14 $14.28 $16.31
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 $8,231 $11,255 $11,255 $14,997 $9,161 $11,255 $11,255 $14,997 $8,231 $11,255 $11,255 $14,997
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 $20,346 $41,319 $46,719 $58,432 $32,921 $38,391 $43,593 $48,439 $31,992 $44,329 $52,115 $59,546
Annual taxes $2,838 $5,764 $6,517 $8,151 $4,593 $5,356 $6,081 $6,757 $4,463 $6,184 $7,270 $8,307
Required annual income before taxes $23,184 $47,083 $53,236 $66,583 $37,514 $43,747 $49,674 $55,196 $49,349 $36,455 $50,513 $59,385 $67,852

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,876
Business & Financial Operations $60,660
Computer & Mathematical $72,980
Architecture & Engineering $71,043
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,094
Community & Social Service $39,873
Legal $76,537
Education, Training, & Library $46,996
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,905
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $56,949
Healthcare Support $27,152
Protective Service $33,210
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,762
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,487
Personal Care & Service $21,341
Sales & Related $28,065
Office & Administrative Support $34,635
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,804
Construction & Extraction $38,858
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,151
Production $33,405
Transportation & Material Moving $31,170