Living Wage Calculation for Champaign-Urbana, 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 $10.42 $22.58 $29.42 $37.32 $17.26 $21.44 $23.90 $26.09 $12.84 $8.22 $12.84 $16.00 $19.03
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 $6,408 $9,888 $9,888 $12,456 $7,920 $9,888 $9,888 $12,456 $6,408 $9,888 $9,888 $12,456
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 $18,375 $39,891 $52,006 $65,963 $30,486 $37,871 $42,230 $46,089 $28,974 $45,376 $56,568 $67,261
Annual taxes $3,303 $7,069 $9,188 $11,664 $5,418 $6,715 $7,478 $8,187 $5,211 $8,028 $9,986 $11,890
Required annual income before taxes $21,678 $46,960 $61,194 $77,627 $35,904 $44,587 $49,707 $54,276 $53,404 $34,184 $53,404 $66,553 $79,151

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $78,040
Business & Financial Operations $57,780
Computer & Mathematical $66,770
Architecture & Engineering $64,450
Life, Physical, & Social Science $59,010
Community & Social Service $39,780
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $48,570
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,700
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $53,770
Healthcare Support $26,520
Protective Service $48,260
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,220
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,660
Personal Care & Service $23,040
Sales & Related $22,960
Office & Administrative Support $30,700
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,610
Construction & Extraction $63,760
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,030
Production $31,150
Transportation & Material Moving $26,790