Living Wage Calculation for Bureau County, Illinois

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.33 $23.65 $27.57 $34.32 $17.68 $20.83 $23.84 $25.82 $16.43 $8.84 $12.70 $15.35 $17.48
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,050 $4,489 $6,755 $8,966 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932
Child Care $0 $8,085 $12,110 $16,136 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,085 $12,110 $16,136
Medical $2,501 $7,090 $6,809 $6,866 $5,684 $6,809 $6,866 $6,536 $5,684 $6,809 $6,866 $6,536
Housing $5,532 $8,712 $8,712 $11,052 $6,552 $8,712 $8,712 $11,052 $6,552 $8,712 $8,712 $11,052
Transportation $4,173 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827
Other $2,877 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088
Required annual income after taxes $18,134 $41,652 $48,570 $60,452 $31,103 $36,659 $41,986 $45,435 $31,103 $44,744 $54,096 $61,571
Annual taxes $3,358 $7,548 $8,776 $10,934 $5,675 $6,659 $7,604 $8,264 $5,675 $8,096 $9,756 $11,132
Required annual income before taxes $21,492 $49,200 $57,346 $71,386 $36,779 $43,317 $49,589 $53,699 $51,254 $36,779 $52,839 $63,852 $72,703

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,816
Business & Financial Operations $66,502
Computer & Mathematical $84,378
Architecture & Engineering $78,505
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,867
Community & Social Service $43,655
Legal $83,148
Education, Training, & Library $50,871
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,002
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,862
Healthcare Support $27,388
Protective Service $44,106
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,480
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,573
Personal Care & Service $23,432
Sales & Related $27,614
Office & Administrative Support $35,260
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,315
Construction & Extraction $67,015
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,601
Production $33,999
Transportation & Material Moving $30,832