Living Wage Calculation for Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, 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 $11.63 $23.05 $26.54 $32.62 $18.38 $21.94 $24.39 $27.26 $8.92 $12.61 $14.54 $16.69
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 $8,575 $11,744 $11,744 $15,595 $9,570 $11,744 $11,744 $15,595 $8,575 $11,744 $11,744 $15,595
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 $21,223 $42,073 $48,444 $59,537 $33,549 $40,057 $44,520 $49,752 $32,555 $46,032 $53,095 $60,928
Annual taxes $2,961 $5,869 $6,758 $8,305 $4,680 $5,588 $6,211 $6,940 $4,541 $6,421 $7,407 $8,499
Required annual income before taxes $24,183 $47,942 $55,202 $67,843 $38,230 $45,645 $50,730 $56,693 $37,096 $52,454 $60,502 $69,428

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,694
Business & Financial Operations $61,589
Computer & Mathematical $76,002
Architecture & Engineering $71,331
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,777
Community & Social Service $43,360
Legal $70,251
Education, Training, & Library $46,426
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,848
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,912
Healthcare Support $28,897
Protective Service $32,230
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,235
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,854
Personal Care & Service $22,364
Sales & Related $27,765
Office & Administrative Support $35,645
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,771
Construction & Extraction $40,068
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,449
Production $35,635
Transportation & Material Moving $32,147