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 $11.63 $23.05 $26.54 $32.62 $18.38 $21.94 $24.39 $27.26 $24.66 $8.92 $12.61 $14.54 $16.69
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 $8,575 $11,744 $11,744 $15,595 $9,570 $11,744 $11,744 $15,595 $8,575 $11,744 $11,744 $15,595
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 $21,223 $42,073 $48,444 $59,537 $33,549 $40,057 $44,520 $49,752 $32,555 $46,032 $53,095 $60,928
Annual taxes $2,961 $5,869 $6,758 $8,305 $4,680 $5,588 $6,211 $6,940 $4,541 $6,421 $7,407 $8,499
Required annual income before taxes $24,183 $47,942 $55,202 $67,843 $38,230 $45,645 $50,730 $56,693 $51,283 $37,096 $52,454 $60,502 $69,428

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,694
Business & Financial Operations $61,589
Computer & Mathematical $76,002
Architecture & Engineering $71,331
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,777
Community & Social Service $43,360
Legal $70,251
Education, Training, & Library $46,426
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,848
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,912
Healthcare Support $28,897
Protective Service $32,230
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,235
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,854
Personal Care & Service $22,364
Sales & Related $27,765
Office & Administrative Support $35,645
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,771
Construction & Extraction $40,068
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,449
Production $35,635
Transportation & Material Moving $32,147