Living Wage Calculation for Bloomington, IL

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 $10.91 $24.12 $28.03 $35.35 $18.06 $21.29 $24.30 $26.85 $16.74 $8.85 $12.93 $15.58 $17.99
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 $6,588 $9,559 $9,559 $12,934 $7,250 $9,559 $9,559 $12,934 $6,588 $9,559 $9,559 $12,934
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 $19,190 $42,499 $49,417 $62,334 $31,801 $37,505 $42,832 $47,317 $31,140 $45,590 $54,942 $63,453
Annual taxes $3,505 $7,666 $8,894 $11,197 $5,773 $6,777 $7,722 $8,526 $5,680 $8,214 $9,874 $11,394
Required annual income before taxes $22,695 $50,165 $58,311 $73,531 $37,574 $44,282 $50,554 $55,843 $52,219 $36,820 $53,804 $64,817 $74,847

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $93,603
Business & Financial Operations $65,293
Computer & Mathematical $83,599
Architecture & Engineering $78,300
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,254
Community & Social Service $42,538
Legal $79,233
Education, Training, & Library $43,942
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,862
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,040
Healthcare Support $27,819
Protective Service $28,167
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,080
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,498
Personal Care & Service $22,755
Sales & Related $24,467
Office & Administrative Support $33,753
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $40,518
Construction & Extraction $61,234
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,246
Production $37,382
Transportation & Material Moving $34,133