Living Wage Calculation for Edwards County, Illinois

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $15.16 $29.07 $35.57 $46.83 $24.67 $29.35 $35.05 $38.12 $12.34 $16.26 $20.70 $23.82
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
Minimum Wage $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Food $3,423 $5,044 $7,577 $10,050 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257
Child Care $0 $5,356 $10,713 $16,069 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,356 $10,713 $16,069
Medical $2,715 $7,991 $7,778 $8,087 $5,822 $7,778 $8,087 $7,876 $5,822 $7,778 $8,087 $7,876
Housing $6,180 $9,089 $9,089 $12,906 $7,972 $9,089 $9,089 $12,906 $7,972 $9,089 $9,089 $12,906
Transportation $5,305 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700
Civic $2,894 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959
Other $4,939 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484
Required annual income after taxes $25,580 $49,029 $59,998 $78,992 $41,619 $49,517 $59,124 $64,304 $41,619 $54,873 $69,837 $80,373
Annual taxes $5,961 $11,426 $13,982 $18,409 $9,699 $11,540 $13,779 $14,986 $9,699 $12,788 $16,275 $18,731
Required annual income before taxes $31,541 $60,455 $73,980 $97,401 $51,318 $61,057 $72,903 $79,290 $51,318 $67,661 $86,113 $99,104

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $116,833
Business & Financial Operations $77,639
Computer & Mathematical $97,295
Architecture & Engineering $88,189
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,782
Community & Social Service $51,285
Legal $98,686
Education, Training, & Library $54,570
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $54,131
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $72,856
Healthcare Support $32,218
Protective Service $54,303
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,284
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,967
Personal Care & Service $28,612
Sales & Related $33,919
Office & Administrative Support $42,094
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,000
Construction & Extraction $75,863
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $54,228
Production $40,179
Transportation & Material Moving $37,557