Living Wage Calculation for Decatur, 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 $10.21 $23.46 $27.38 $34.51 $17.58 $20.63 $23.65 $26.01 $16.30 $8.50 $12.61 $15.25 $17.57
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 $5,304 $8,364 $8,364 $11,400 $6,372 $8,364 $8,364 $11,400 $5,304 $8,364 $8,364 $11,400
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 $17,906 $41,304 $48,222 $60,800 $30,923 $36,311 $41,638 $45,783 $29,855 $44,396 $53,748 $61,919
Annual taxes $3,326 $7,499 $8,727 $10,983 $5,650 $6,610 $7,555 $8,312 $5,501 $8,047 $9,708 $11,180
Required annual income before taxes $21,232 $48,803 $56,950 $71,783 $36,574 $42,921 $49,193 $54,095 $50,857 $35,357 $52,443 $63,455 $73,099

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $73,749
Business & Financial Operations $63,642
Computer & Mathematical $64,001
Architecture & Engineering $83,630
Life, Physical, & Social Science $47,868
Community & Social Service $37,525
Legal $82,400
Education, Training, & Library $43,973
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $29,899
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $50,276
Healthcare Support $24,036
Protective Service $58,343
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,977
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,448
Personal Care & Service $22,007
Sales & Related $27,245
Office & Administrative Support $32,052
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,488
Construction & Extraction $49,446
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,245
Production $33,958
Transportation & Material Moving $33,723