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 $10.88 $24.33 $28.25 $35.11 $18.48 $21.50 $24.52 $26.61 $16.88 $8.83 $13.04 $15.69 $17.87
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $6,528 $9,948 $9,948 $12,492 $8,016 $9,948 $9,948 $12,492 $6,528 $9,948 $9,948 $12,492
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 $19,130 $42,888 $49,806 $61,892 $32,567 $37,895 $43,222 $46,875 $31,079 $45,980 $55,332 $63,011
Annual taxes $3,497 $7,720 $8,948 $11,135 $5,880 $6,831 $7,776 $8,465 $5,672 $8,268 $9,928 $11,333
Required annual income before taxes $22,626 $50,608 $58,755 $73,027 $38,447 $44,726 $50,998 $55,340 $52,662 $36,751 $54,248 $65,260 $74,344

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,078
Business & Financial Operations $59,102
Computer & Mathematical $69,690
Architecture & Engineering $67,455
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,346
Community & Social Service $43,358
Legal $0
Education, Training, & Library $50,174
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,443
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,955
Healthcare Support $27,275
Protective Service $40,980
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,947
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,245
Personal Care & Service $23,749
Sales & Related $23,442
Office & Administrative Support $31,242
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,578
Construction & Extraction $67,199
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,337
Production $31,847
Transportation & Material Moving $28,587