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 $10.34 $22.27 $29.11 $37.18 $16.85 $21.13 $23.59 $25.96 $12.68 $8.17 $12.68 $15.84 $18.96
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 $6,252 $9,324 $9,324 $12,204 $7,176 $9,324 $9,324 $12,204 $6,252 $9,324 $9,324 $12,204
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 $18,219 $39,327 $51,442 $65,711 $29,742 $37,307 $41,666 $45,837 $28,818 $44,812 $56,004 $67,009
Annual taxes $3,282 $6,991 $9,110 $11,629 $5,316 $6,638 $7,400 $8,153 $5,189 $7,951 $9,908 $11,856
Required annual income before taxes $21,501 $46,318 $60,553 $77,340 $35,058 $43,945 $49,066 $53,989 $52,763 $34,007 $52,763 $65,912 $78,864

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $79,970
Business & Financial Operations $63,410
Computer & Mathematical $83,330
Architecture & Engineering $73,020
Life, Physical, & Social Science $71,780
Community & Social Service $47,890
Legal $71,320
Education, Training, & Library $48,110
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,860
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,250
Healthcare Support $25,520
Protective Service $54,450
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,400
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,250
Personal Care & Service $23,110
Sales & Related $22,250
Office & Administrative Support $36,150
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,130
Construction & Extraction $54,340
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,350
Production $31,800
Transportation & Material Moving $28,650