Living Wage Calculation for Pulaski 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 $11.48 $24.00 $28.89 $36.01 $18.07 $21.92 $24.45 $27.97 $9.03 $13.33 $15.77 $18.71
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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

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 $3,075 $4,541 $6,826 $9,053 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035
Child Care $0 $8,269 $12,386 $16,504 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,269 $12,386 $16,504
Medical $2,563 $7,366 $7,078 $7,198 $5,256 $7,078 $7,198 $7,099 $5,256 $7,078 $7,198 $7,099
Housing $7,116 $8,364 $8,364 $12,096 $7,308 $8,364 $8,364 $12,096 $7,308 $8,364 $8,364 $12,096
Transportation $4,289 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115
Other $2,929 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381
Required annual income after taxes $19,972 $41,786 $50,332 $62,786 $31,446 $38,145 $42,560 $48,726 $31,446 $46,414 $54,946 $65,230
Annual taxes $3,905 $8,144 $9,764 $12,122 $6,134 $7,455 $8,291 $9,457 $6,134 $9,021 $10,638 $12,585
Required annual income before taxes $23,877 $49,930 $60,096 $74,908 $37,580 $45,600 $50,851 $58,183 $37,580 $55,436 $65,584 $77,814

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,211
Business & Financial Operations $68,196
Computer & Mathematical $85,934
Architecture & Engineering $80,567
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,262
Community & Social Service $44,563
Legal $91,067
Education, Training, & Library $48,974
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,646
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,247
Healthcare Support $29,387
Protective Service $46,159
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,987
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,746
Personal Care & Service $24,101
Sales & Related $28,767
Office & Administrative Support $36,624
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,901
Construction & Extraction $69,050
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,618
Production $35,740
Transportation & Material Moving $32,853