Living Wage Calculation for Rockford, 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 $11.15 $24.49 $29.04 $35.94 $18.35 $22.18 $24.79 $27.47 $26.06 $8.95 $13.41 $15.88 $18.38
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 $6,192 $9,324 $9,324 $12,564 $7,008 $9,324 $9,324 $12,564 $6,192 $9,324 $9,324 $12,564
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 $19,375 $42,695 $50,638 $62,686 $31,932 $38,644 $43,220 $47,877 $31,116 $46,779 $55,406 $64,113
Annual taxes $3,819 $8,253 $9,758 $12,059 $6,226 $7,485 $8,352 $9,253 $6,112 $9,027 $10,661 $12,329
Required annual income before taxes $23,194 $50,948 $60,396 $74,745 $38,158 $46,129 $51,573 $57,130 $54,211 $37,229 $55,806 $66,068 $76,443

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,449
Business & Financial Operations $54,831
Computer & Mathematical $70,580
Architecture & Engineering $74,098
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,264
Community & Social Service $39,523
Legal $81,269
Education, Training, & Library $52,300
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,814
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,811
Healthcare Support $29,689
Protective Service $37,918
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,161
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,708
Personal Care & Service $23,239
Sales & Related $25,142
Office & Administrative Support $31,767
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $57,773
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,008
Production $38,669
Transportation & Material Moving $30,707