Living Wage Calculation for St. Clair 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 $11.76 $25.28 $29.82 $36.86 $19.06 $22.96 $25.58 $28.39 $9.53 $13.81 $16.27 $18.84
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

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 $3,058 $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 $7,308 $10,752 $10,752 $14,244 $8,304 $10,752 $10,752 $14,244 $8,304 $10,752 $10,752 $14,244
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 $20,491 $44,123 $52,066 $64,366 $33,228 $40,072 $44,648 $49,557 $33,228 $48,207 $56,834 $65,793
Annual taxes $3,975 $8,452 $9,957 $12,293 $6,407 $7,684 $8,551 $9,487 $6,407 $9,226 $10,861 $12,564
Required annual income before taxes $24,466 $52,575 $62,023 $76,659 $39,635 $47,757 $53,200 $59,045 $39,635 $57,433 $67,695 $78,357

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,672
Business & Financial Operations $67,257
Computer & Mathematical $85,867
Architecture & Engineering $80,096
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,768
Community & Social Service $44,224
Legal $88,408
Education, Training, & Library $50,232
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,673
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,599
Healthcare Support $28,485
Protective Service $44,245
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,490
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,341
Personal Care & Service $23,763
Sales & Related $28,351
Office & Administrative Support $36,026
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,213
Construction & Extraction $67,504
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,494
Production $34,647
Transportation & Material Moving $31,777