Living Wage Calculation for Springfield, 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 $11.41 $24.82 $29.36 $36.07 $18.69 $22.50 $25.12 $27.60 $26.39 $9.08 $13.58 $16.04 $18.44
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 $6,660 $9,912 $9,912 $12,804 $7,632 $9,912 $9,912 $12,804 $6,660 $9,912 $9,912 $12,804
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 $19,843 $43,283 $51,226 $62,926 $32,556 $39,232 $43,808 $48,117 $31,584 $47,367 $55,994 $64,353
Annual taxes $3,885 $8,335 $9,840 $12,092 $6,313 $7,567 $8,434 $9,286 $6,178 $9,109 $10,744 $12,363
Required annual income before taxes $23,727 $51,618 $61,066 $75,018 $38,869 $46,799 $52,243 $57,404 $54,881 $37,762 $56,476 $66,738 $76,716

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $85,558
Business & Financial Operations $62,062
Computer & Mathematical $83,151
Architecture & Engineering $82,884
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,460
Community & Social Service $46,107
Legal $69,510
Education, Training, & Library $47,774
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,351
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,587
Healthcare Support $28,207
Protective Service $59,357
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,325
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,885
Personal Care & Service $24,319
Sales & Related $25,152
Office & Administrative Support $34,771
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $62,227
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,293
Production $27,528
Transportation & Material Moving $24,391