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 $10.69 $23.93 $27.85 $34.96 $17.89 $21.10 $24.12 $26.45 $16.61 $8.74 $12.84 $15.49 $17.80
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 $6,180 $9,216 $9,216 $12,216 $6,936 $9,216 $9,216 $12,216 $6,180 $9,216 $9,216 $12,216
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 $18,782 $42,156 $49,074 $61,616 $31,487 $37,163 $42,490 $46,599 $30,731 $45,248 $54,600 $62,735
Annual taxes $3,448 $7,618 $8,846 $11,097 $5,729 $6,729 $7,674 $8,426 $5,623 $8,166 $9,826 $11,294
Required annual income before taxes $22,230 $49,774 $57,921 $72,713 $37,216 $43,891 $50,164 $55,025 $51,828 $36,355 $53,413 $64,426 $74,029

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $81,775
Business & Financial Operations $55,463
Computer & Mathematical $67,056
Architecture & Engineering $72,806
Life, Physical, & Social Science $65,692
Community & Social Service $38,704
Legal $83,650
Education, Training, & Library $52,091
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,229
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,551
Healthcare Support $28,987
Protective Service $42,046
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,346
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,723
Personal Care & Service $22,847
Sales & Related $24,159
Office & Administrative Support $31,570
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,978
Construction & Extraction $60,977
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,003
Production $37,525
Transportation & Material Moving $30,371