Living Wage Calculation for McLean 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 $10.45 $22.85 $28.95 $37.46 $17.50 $21.09 $23.53 $26.75 $8.75 $12.63 $15.76 $19.27
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $5.00 $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 $3,076 $4,526 $6,795 $9,024 $5,639 $7,012 $9,035 $11,008 $5,639 $7,012 $9,035 $11,008
Child Care $0 $7,359 $14,067 $20,775 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,359 $14,067 $20,775
Medical $2,214 $6,479 $6,280 $6,248 $5,522 $6,280 $6,248 $6,363 $5,522 $6,280 $6,248 $6,363
Housing $6,540 $9,336 $9,336 $13,140 $7,092 $9,336 $9,336 $13,140 $7,092 $9,336 $9,336 $13,140
Transportation $4,103 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $10,910 $8,098 $9,176 $10,808 $10,910
Other $2,418 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $5,649 $4,388 $5,275 $5,961 $5,649
Required annual income after taxes $18,351 $40,187 $50,929 $65,955 $30,740 $37,080 $41,388 $47,069 $30,740 $44,438 $55,454 $67,844
Annual taxes $3,393 $7,346 $9,278 $11,961 $5,656 $6,787 $7,562 $8,564 $5,656 $8,110 $10,092 $12,301
Required annual income before taxes $21,744 $47,532 $60,207 $77,917 $36,396 $43,866 $48,949 $55,633 $36,396 $52,549 $65,546 $80,145

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,910
Business & Financial Operations $64,800
Computer & Mathematical $80,170
Architecture & Engineering $74,700
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,850
Community & Social Service $42,100
Legal $76,620
Education, Training, & Library $48,950
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,780
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,680
Healthcare Support $26,670
Protective Service $42,060
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,430
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,580
Personal Care & Service $22,410
Sales & Related $26,120
Office & Administrative Support $33,680
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $27,270
Construction & Extraction $61,160
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $46,130
Production $32,500
Transportation & Material Moving $30,360