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 $11.80 $24.97 $29.51 $36.13 $19.08 $22.65 $25.27 $27.66 $26.54 $9.27 $13.65 $16.12 $18.47
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 $7,380 $10,188 $10,188 $12,912 $8,340 $10,188 $10,188 $12,912 $7,380 $10,188 $10,188 $12,912
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 $20,563 $43,559 $51,502 $63,034 $33,264 $39,508 $44,084 $48,225 $32,304 $47,643 $56,270 $64,461
Annual taxes $3,985 $8,373 $9,878 $12,108 $6,412 $7,606 $8,473 $9,301 $6,278 $9,147 $10,782 $12,378
Required annual income before taxes $24,548 $51,933 $61,381 $75,142 $39,676 $47,114 $52,557 $57,527 $55,195 $38,582 $56,791 $67,052 $76,839

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,814
Business & Financial Operations $57,217
Computer & Mathematical $72,144
Architecture & Engineering $67,329
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,864
Community & Social Service $41,704
Legal $82,174
Education, Training, & Library $53,215
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $45,459
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,320
Healthcare Support $27,549
Protective Service $38,525
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,461
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,924
Personal Care & Service $24,370
Sales & Related $24,936
Office & Administrative Support $34,729
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,707
Construction & Extraction $65,622
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,926
Production $33,156
Transportation & Material Moving $30,388