Living Wage Calculation for Carbondale-Marion, 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 $10.49 $23.49 $27.41 $34.72 $17.65 $20.66 $23.68 $26.22 $16.32 $8.64 $12.62 $15.27 $17.68
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 $5,823 $8,413 $8,413 $11,784 $6,499 $8,413 $8,413 $11,784 $5,823 $8,413 $8,413 $11,784
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 $18,424 $41,353 $48,271 $61,184 $31,050 $36,359 $41,686 $46,167 $30,374 $44,444 $53,796 $62,303
Annual taxes $3,399 $7,506 $8,734 $11,036 $5,668 $6,617 $7,562 $8,366 $5,574 $8,054 $9,714 $11,234
Required annual income before taxes $21,823 $48,859 $57,005 $72,220 $36,718 $42,976 $49,248 $54,533 $50,913 $35,948 $52,498 $63,511 $73,537

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $0
Business & Financial Operations $0
Computer & Mathematical $55,617
Architecture & Engineering $66,164
Life, Physical, & Social Science $31,447
Community & Social Service $29,756
Legal $54,950
Education, Training, & Library $44,916
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $26,589
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,205
Healthcare Support $25,779
Protective Service $39,391
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,977
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,883
Personal Care & Service $21,115
Sales & Related $22,519
Office & Administrative Support $26,281
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $53,833
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $34,994
Production $30,248
Transportation & Material Moving $28,823