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 $10.83 $20.75 $24.67 $30.11 $17.23 $21.49 $23.84 $26.50 $11.88 $8.32 $11.88 $13.57 $15.41
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 $7,775 $10,830 $10,830 $14,412 $8,840 $10,830 $10,830 $14,412 $7,775 $10,830 $10,830 $14,412
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 $19,803 $37,939 $45,111 $55,064 $31,504 $39,294 $43,598 $48,453 $30,439 $43,436 $49,614 $56,343
Annual taxes $2,721 $5,213 $6,199 $7,566 $4,329 $5,399 $5,991 $6,658 $4,183 $5,968 $6,817 $7,742
Required annual income before taxes $22,524 $43,153 $51,310 $62,630 $35,833 $44,693 $49,589 $55,111 $49,404 $34,622 $49,404 $56,431 $64,085

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,070
Business & Financial Operations $58,720
Computer & Mathematical $68,620
Architecture & Engineering $67,270
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,640
Community & Social Service $38,740
Legal $69,170
Education, Training, & Library $44,470
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,170
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,800
Healthcare Support $25,230
Protective Service $31,960
Food Preparation & Serving Related $18,800
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,820
Personal Care & Service $20,620
Sales & Related $26,390
Office & Administrative Support $32,690
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $25,630
Construction & Extraction $37,110
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,620
Production $32,100
Transportation & Material Moving $29,610