Living Wage Calculation for Union 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 $13.01 $26.03 $31.32 $39.57 $21.55 $25.81 $29.21 $31.26 $10.78 $14.32 $17.43 $19.87
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,177 $4,670 $6,990 $9,294 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345 $5,825 $7,238 $9,305 $11,345
Child Care $0 $5,054 $10,108 $15,162 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,054 $10,108 $15,162
Medical $2,813 $7,923 $7,611 $7,750 $5,895 $7,611 $7,750 $7,404 $5,895 $7,611 $7,750 $7,404
Housing $7,488 $10,980 $10,980 $14,376 $8,904 $10,980 $10,980 $14,376 $8,904 $10,980 $10,980 $14,376
Transportation $5,113 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611 $9,378 $11,672 $13,896 $12,611
Civic $1,811 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982 $3,889 $3,554 $4,127 $3,982
Other $2,875 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235 $4,687 $5,144 $6,216 $6,235
Required annual income after taxes $23,278 $46,581 $56,060 $70,822 $38,578 $46,199 $52,275 $55,952 $38,578 $51,253 $62,383 $71,114
Annual taxes $3,774 $7,551 $9,088 $11,481 $6,254 $7,490 $8,475 $9,071 $6,254 $8,309 $10,113 $11,529
Required annual income before taxes $27,052 $54,132 $65,148 $82,303 $44,832 $53,689 $60,750 $65,022 $44,832 $59,562 $72,496 $82,642

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,389
Business & Financial Operations $59,623
Computer & Mathematical $72,258
Architecture & Engineering $71,787
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,327
Community & Social Service $42,027
Legal $71,818
Education, Training, & Library $49,086
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,963
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,365
Healthcare Support $26,968
Protective Service $36,277
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,420
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,737
Personal Care & Service $23,540
Sales & Related $27,162
Office & Administrative Support $35,837
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,461
Construction & Extraction $40,175
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,541
Production $35,254
Transportation & Material Moving $31,878