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 $12.21 $24.14 $28.00 $34.20 $19.34 $23.33 $25.70 $29.30 $9.41 $13.33 $15.24 $17.76
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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 $3,010 $4,446 $6,682 $8,863 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802 $5,518 $6,877 $8,872 $10,802
Child Care $0 $6,074 $8,717 $11,360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,074 $8,717 $11,360
Medical $2,422 $7,504 $7,216 $7,336 $5,989 $7,216 $7,336 $7,238 $5,989 $7,216 $7,336 $7,238
Housing $9,720 $12,932 $12,932 $17,105 $10,688 $12,932 $12,932 $17,105 $9,720 $12,932 $12,932 $17,105
Transportation $4,322 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206 $8,425 $10,689 $11,645 $12,206
Other $2,812 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126 $4,688 $4,867 $6,123 $6,126
Required annual income after taxes $22,287 $44,069 $51,103 $62,431 $35,308 $42,581 $46,908 $53,477 $34,340 $48,655 $55,625 $64,837
Annual taxes $3,109 $6,148 $7,129 $8,709 $4,926 $5,940 $6,544 $7,460 $4,790 $6,787 $7,760 $9,045
Required annual income before taxes $25,396 $50,217 $58,232 $71,141 $40,234 $48,521 $53,451 $60,937 $39,131 $55,443 $63,384 $73,882

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,406
Business & Financial Operations $59,952
Computer & Mathematical $76,175
Architecture & Engineering $69,711
Life, Physical, & Social Science $56,527
Community & Social Service $43,617
Legal $71,804
Education, Training, & Library $48,303
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,578
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,074
Healthcare Support $29,996
Protective Service $34,804
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,228
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,707
Personal Care & Service $23,145
Sales & Related $29,437
Office & Administrative Support $35,953
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,928
Construction & Extraction $40,070
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,431
Production $35,821
Transportation & Material Moving $32,212