Living Wage Calculation for Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, 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 $13.83 $26.43 $33.02 $43.15 $21.81 $26.20 $31.31 $33.65 $10.84 $14.84 $19.13 $22.03
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 $6,212 $12,424 $18,635 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,212 $12,424 $18,635
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 $6,156 $8,412 $8,412 $10,992 $6,396 $8,412 $8,412 $10,992 $6,156 $8,412 $8,412 $10,992
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 $24,753 $47,313 $59,099 $77,240 $39,035 $46,903 $56,042 $60,223 $38,795 $53,114 $68,466 $78,858
Annual taxes $4,013 $7,670 $9,581 $12,522 $6,328 $7,604 $9,085 $9,763 $6,289 $8,611 $11,099 $12,784
Required annual income before taxes $28,766 $54,983 $68,679 $89,762 $45,363 $54,506 $65,128 $69,986 $45,084 $61,725 $79,565 $91,642

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,886
Business & Financial Operations $64,928
Computer & Mathematical $77,650
Architecture & Engineering $94,460
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,833
Community & Social Service $41,206
Legal $75,446
Education, Training, & Library $51,189
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $44,790
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,848
Healthcare Support $29,051
Protective Service $39,868
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,058
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,306
Personal Care & Service $24,482
Sales & Related $27,178
Office & Administrative Support $34,743
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,633
Construction & Extraction $40,767
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,840
Production $43,335
Transportation & Material Moving $31,865