Living Wage Calculation for Lake 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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $11.31 $22.88 $27.35 $33.77 $17.84 $21.05 $23.10 $26.17 $8.59 $12.49 $14.76 $17.53
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

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 (One Working) 2 Adults (One Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (One Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (One Working) 3 Children 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,021 $4,456 $6,695 $8,888 $5,539 $6,897 $8,894 $10,836 $5,539 $6,897 $8,894 $10,836
Child Care $0 $7,158 $11,658 $16,157 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,158 $11,658 $16,157
Medical $2,287 $5,732 $5,561 $5,421 $4,492 $5,561 $5,421 $5,646 $4,492 $5,561 $5,421 $5,646
Housing $8,724 $11,748 $11,748 $14,976 $9,912 $11,748 $11,748 $14,976 $8,724 $11,748 $11,748 $14,976
Transportation $4,189 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $10,858 $8,281 $9,464 $10,581 $10,858
Other $2,312 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $5,210 $4,184 $4,555 $5,317 $5,210
Required annual income after taxes $20,534 $41,559 $49,681 $61,341 $32,408 $38,225 $41,961 $47,526 $31,220 $45,383 $53,619 $63,683
Annual taxes $2,981 $6,034 $7,214 $8,907 $4,706 $5,550 $6,093 $6,901 $4,533 $6,590 $7,785 $9,247
Required annual income before taxes $23,515 $47,593 $56,894 $70,247 $37,113 $43,775 $48,054 $54,427 $35,753 $51,973 $61,404 $72,930

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $91,310
Business & Financial Operations $64,780
Computer & Mathematical $76,680
Architecture & Engineering $72,260
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,020
Community & Social Service $40,940
Legal $73,760
Education, Training, & Library $45,930
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,870
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,790
Healthcare Support $25,220
Protective Service $37,910
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,140
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,920
Personal Care & Service $21,660
Sales & Related $26,000
Office & Administrative Support $32,470
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,800
Construction & Extraction $57,800
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,690
Production $31,740
Transportation & Material Moving $29,280