Living Wage Calculation for Bedford County, Tennessee

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $14.74 $27.07 $33.22 $42.88 $22.61 $27.27 $32.38 $34.68 $11.31 $15.15 $19.22 $21.89
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Food $3,351 $4,937 $7,417 $9,838 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999 $6,143 $7,645 $9,856 $11,999
Child Care $0 $5,433 $10,866 $16,299 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,433 $10,866 $16,299
Medical $2,603 $7,112 $6,898 $7,208 $5,856 $6,898 $7,208 $6,997 $5,856 $6,898 $7,208 $6,997
Housing $7,777 $10,322 $10,322 $12,841 $7,829 $10,322 $10,322 $12,841 $7,829 $10,322 $10,322 $12,841
Transportation $5,509 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304 $9,776 $12,709 $15,012 $16,304
Civic $2,503 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153 $4,019 $4,965 $6,483 $5,153
Other $4,508 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655 $6,723 $6,150 $8,948 $8,655
Required annual income after taxes $26,375 $48,445 $59,451 $76,753 $40,468 $48,813 $57,953 $62,072 $40,468 $54,246 $68,819 $78,371
Annual taxes $4,276 $7,854 $9,638 $12,443 $6,561 $7,913 $9,395 $10,063 $6,561 $8,794 $11,157 $12,705
Required annual income before taxes $30,650 $56,298 $69,089 $89,195 $47,029 $56,726 $67,348 $72,135 $47,029 $63,040 $79,975 $91,076

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,230
Business & Financial Operations $64,254
Computer & Mathematical $77,543
Architecture & Engineering $78,121
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,533
Community & Social Service $45,989
Legal $73,894
Education, Training, & Library $51,414
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,268
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,017
Healthcare Support $29,307
Protective Service $40,061
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,807
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,306
Personal Care & Service $25,445
Sales & Related $30,431
Office & Administrative Support $38,467
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,565
Construction & Extraction $43,356
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,765
Production $38,199
Transportation & Material Moving $34,401