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 $11.49 $25.23 $29.77 $36.98 $18.90 $22.91 $25.53 $28.51 $26.80 $9.12 $13.78 $16.25 $18.90
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 $6,804 $10,668 $10,668 $14,472 $8,016 $10,668 $10,668 $14,472 $6,804 $10,668 $10,668 $14,472
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 $19,987 $44,039 $51,982 $64,594 $32,940 $39,988 $44,564 $49,785 $31,728 $48,123 $56,750 $66,021
Annual taxes $3,905 $8,440 $9,945 $12,325 $6,367 $7,673 $8,540 $9,519 $6,198 $9,214 $10,849 $12,596
Required annual income before taxes $23,892 $52,480 $61,928 $76,919 $39,307 $47,661 $53,104 $59,304 $55,742 $37,926 $57,337 $67,599 $78,617

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,258
Business & Financial Operations $54,769
Computer & Mathematical $59,408
Architecture & Engineering $65,509
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,182
Community & Social Service $44,893
Legal $56,147
Education, Training, & Library $44,636
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,470
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,116
Healthcare Support $27,014
Protective Service $36,900
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,533
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,827
Personal Care & Service $23,876
Sales & Related $23,835
Office & Administrative Support $30,995
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,531
Construction & Extraction $57,557
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,492
Production $36,417
Transportation & Material Moving $31,098