Living Wage Calculation for Kankakee, 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 $11.05 $24.79 $28.71 $36.38 $18.54 $21.96 $24.98 $27.88 $17.19 $8.92 $13.27 $15.92 $18.51
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 $3,050 $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 $6,840 $10,788 $10,788 $14,820 $8,112 $10,788 $10,788 $14,820 $6,840 $10,788 $10,788 $14,820
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 $19,442 $43,728 $50,646 $64,220 $32,663 $38,735 $44,062 $49,203 $31,391 $46,820 $56,172 $65,339
Annual taxes $3,540 $7,837 $9,065 $11,460 $5,893 $6,948 $7,893 $8,790 $5,716 $8,385 $10,046 $11,657
Required annual income before taxes $22,982 $51,565 $59,712 $75,680 $38,556 $45,683 $51,955 $57,992 $53,620 $37,107 $55,205 $66,217 $76,996

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,908
Business & Financial Operations $50,174
Computer & Mathematical $60,045
Architecture & Engineering $65,887
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,682
Community & Social Service $42,927
Legal $57,318
Education, Training, & Library $48,780
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $39,750
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,983
Healthcare Support $24,733
Protective Service $35,496
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,803
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,164
Personal Care & Service $23,370
Sales & Related $23,360
Office & Administrative Support $30,514
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $24,856
Construction & Extraction $53,628
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,499
Production $33,046
Transportation & Material Moving $31,334