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 $10.36 $22.26 $29.11 $37.20 $16.74 $21.12 $23.58 $25.98 $12.68 $8.19 $12.68 $15.84 $18.97
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 $3,047 $4,613 $6,867 $9,073 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031
Child Care $0 $7,505 $14,338 $21,172 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,505 $14,338 $21,172
Medical $2,126 $5,669 $5,382 $5,543 $4,762 $5,382 $5,543 $5,401 $4,762 $5,382 $5,543 $5,401
Housing $6,300 $9,312 $9,312 $12,240 $6,960 $9,312 $9,312 $12,240 $6,300 $9,312 $9,312 $12,240
Transportation $4,235 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498
Other $2,560 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702
Required annual income after taxes $18,267 $39,315 $51,430 $65,747 $29,526 $37,295 $41,654 $45,873 $28,866 $44,800 $55,992 $67,045
Annual taxes $3,288 $6,990 $9,109 $11,634 $5,287 $6,636 $7,399 $8,158 $5,196 $7,949 $9,906 $11,861
Required annual income before taxes $21,556 $46,305 $60,539 $77,381 $34,812 $43,932 $49,052 $54,030 $52,749 $34,061 $52,749 $65,898 $78,905

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,980
Business & Financial Operations $54,040
Computer & Mathematical $67,510
Architecture & Engineering $69,540
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,620
Community & Social Service $37,660
Legal $76,150
Education, Training, & Library $51,450
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,470
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,590
Healthcare Support $28,160
Protective Service $44,860
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,280
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $21,870
Personal Care & Service $21,250
Sales & Related $23,700
Office & Administrative Support $31,880
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $59,600
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,110
Production $36,180
Transportation & Material Moving $29,390