Living Wage Calculation for Johnson City, 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 $10.16 $21.01 $24.50 $29.62 $16.62 $19.91 $22.35 $24.25 $8.18 $11.59 $13.53 $15.19
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 $5,892 $8,028 $8,028 $10,116 $6,360 $8,028 $8,028 $10,116 $5,892 $8,028 $8,028 $10,116
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 $18,540 $38,357 $44,729 $54,058 $30,340 $36,342 $40,804 $44,273 $29,872 $42,317 $49,379 $55,449
Annual taxes $2,586 $5,351 $6,240 $7,541 $4,232 $5,070 $5,692 $6,176 $4,167 $5,903 $6,888 $7,735
Required annual income before taxes $21,126 $43,708 $50,968 $61,599 $34,572 $41,411 $46,496 $50,449 $34,039 $48,220 $56,268 $63,184

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $72,905
Business & Financial Operations $54,018
Computer & Mathematical $59,748
Architecture & Engineering $69,562
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,116
Community & Social Service $38,474
Legal $64,727
Education, Training, & Library $0
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,231
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,829
Healthcare Support $24,915
Protective Service $37,661
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,247
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,504
Personal Care & Service $22,344
Sales & Related $22,673
Office & Administrative Support $29,185
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $23,702
Construction & Extraction $35,501
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $37,960
Production $33,618
Transportation & Material Moving $27,014