Living Wage Calculation for Jackson, TN

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 $10.38 $21.38 $24.88 $30.64 $17.03 $20.28 $22.73 $25.28 $8.29 $11.78 $13.71 $15.70
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

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 $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 $6,295 $8,706 $8,706 $11,987 $7,103 $8,706 $8,706 $11,987 $6,295 $8,706 $8,706 $11,987
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 $18,943 $39,035 $45,406 $55,929 $31,082 $37,019 $41,482 $46,144 $30,275 $42,994 $50,057 $57,320
Annual taxes $2,643 $5,445 $6,334 $7,802 $4,336 $5,164 $5,787 $6,437 $4,223 $5,998 $6,983 $7,996
Required annual income before taxes $21,586 $44,480 $51,740 $63,731 $35,418 $42,183 $47,268 $52,581 $34,498 $48,992 $57,040 $65,316

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $74,129
Business & Financial Operations $54,110
Computer & Mathematical $57,917
Architecture & Engineering $52,187
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,855
Community & Social Service $36,869
Legal $59,779
Education, Training, & Library $42,002
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,776
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $52,043
Healthcare Support $24,874
Protective Service $34,092
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,628
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,508
Personal Care & Service $19,535
Sales & Related $22,148
Office & Administrative Support $30,789
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $19,556
Construction & Extraction $38,073
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,581
Production $32,785
Transportation & Material Moving $27,611