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 $10.51 $22.51 $29.35 $37.54 $16.95 $21.36 $23.83 $26.32 $12.80 $8.26 $12.80 $15.96 $19.14
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 $3,047 $4,613 $6,867 $9,073 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031
Child Care $0 $7,505 $14,338 $21,172 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,505 $14,338 $21,172
Medical $2,126 $5,669 $5,382 $5,543 $4,762 $5,382 $5,543 $5,401 $4,762 $5,382 $5,543 $5,401
Housing $6,564 $9,758 $9,758 $12,866 $7,354 $9,758 $9,758 $12,866 $6,564 $9,758 $9,758 $12,866
Transportation $4,235 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498
Other $2,560 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702
Required annual income after taxes $18,531 $39,761 $51,876 $66,373 $29,920 $37,741 $42,099 $46,499 $29,129 $45,246 $56,437 $67,671
Annual taxes $3,325 $7,051 $9,170 $11,720 $5,341 $6,697 $7,460 $8,244 $5,232 $8,010 $9,968 $11,947
Required annual income before taxes $21,855 $46,812 $61,046 $78,093 $35,261 $44,438 $49,559 $54,742 $53,256 $34,361 $53,256 $66,405 $79,617

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,590
Business & Financial Operations $62,880
Computer & Mathematical $82,340
Architecture & Engineering $74,560
Life, Physical, & Social Science $55,660
Community & Social Service $38,860
Legal $66,890
Education, Training, & Library $41,820
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $51,260
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,730
Healthcare Support $26,580
Protective Service $24,490
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,200
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,810
Personal Care & Service $21,730
Sales & Related $22,760
Office & Administrative Support $33,250
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $42,840
Construction & Extraction $48,540
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,930
Production $39,170
Transportation & Material Moving $31,120