Living Wage Calculation for Morristown, 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 $13.57 $25.02 $30.67 $39.98 $21.44 $25.73 $30.83 $33.27 $10.71 $14.13 $17.95 $20.44
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 $4,542 $9,085 $13,627 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,542 $9,085 $13,627
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 $5,699 $7,555 $7,555 $10,314 $5,729 $7,555 $7,555 $10,314 $5,699 $7,555 $7,555 $10,314
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 $24,296 $44,786 $54,902 $71,553 $38,368 $46,045 $55,185 $59,544 $38,338 $50,588 $64,270 $73,171
Annual taxes $3,939 $7,261 $8,900 $11,600 $6,220 $7,465 $8,946 $9,653 $6,215 $8,201 $10,419 $11,862
Required annual income before taxes $28,234 $52,047 $63,803 $83,153 $44,588 $53,510 $64,131 $69,197 $44,553 $58,789 $74,689 $85,034

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $76,569
Business & Financial Operations $48,525
Computer & Mathematical $65,484
Architecture & Engineering $60,990
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,254
Community & Social Service $42,500
Legal $55,608
Education, Training, & Library $47,893
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,299
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $51,638
Healthcare Support $26,547
Protective Service $41,987
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,411
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,655
Personal Care & Service $22,096
Sales & Related $26,055
Office & Administrative Support $33,866
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $39,440
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,982
Production $34,582
Transportation & Material Moving $33,801