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 $10.97 $24.01 $28.55 $35.39 $18.08 $21.69 $24.31 $26.92 $25.58 $8.86 $13.17 $15.64 $18.10
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $8,135 $12,186 $16,236 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,135 $12,186 $16,236
Medical $2,473 $7,229 $6,885 $6,967 $5,817 $6,885 $6,967 $6,687 $5,817 $6,885 $6,967 $6,687
Housing $5,870 $8,442 $8,442 $11,567 $6,517 $8,442 $8,442 $11,567 $5,870 $8,442 $8,442 $11,567
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $19,053 $41,813 $49,756 $61,689 $31,441 $37,762 $42,338 $46,881 $30,794 $45,897 $54,524 $63,117
Annual taxes $3,775 $8,130 $9,635 $11,920 $6,158 $7,362 $8,229 $9,114 $6,067 $8,904 $10,538 $12,190
Required annual income before taxes $22,827 $49,943 $59,391 $73,609 $37,599 $45,124 $50,567 $55,994 $53,206 $36,862 $54,801 $65,062 $75,307

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $71,959
Business & Financial Operations $54,409
Computer & Mathematical $57,083
Architecture & Engineering $64,017
Life, Physical, & Social Science $51,035
Community & Social Service $38,320
Legal $64,902
Education, Training, & Library $50,294
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,219
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,439
Healthcare Support $26,191
Protective Service $38,628
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,698
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,027
Personal Care & Service $22,611
Sales & Related $23,321
Office & Administrative Support $30,203
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $60,550
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $39,904
Production $25,553
Transportation & Material Moving $31,448