Living Wage Calculation for Bloomington, IL

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 $14.01 $29.88 $37.78 $49.37 $22.99 $27.41 $31.07 $33.78 $11.25 $16.34 $20.79 $24.78
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

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 $3,246 $4,771 $7,141 $9,494 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589
Child Care $0 $8,866 $17,733 $26,599 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,866 $17,733 $26,599
Medical $2,862 $7,772 $7,460 $7,600 $6,139 $7,460 $7,600 $7,253 $6,139 $7,460 $7,600 $7,253
Housing $7,569 $10,697 $10,697 $14,964 $8,402 $10,697 $10,697 $14,964 $7,569 $10,697 $10,697 $14,964
Transportation $5,149 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698
Civic $1,956 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300
Other $2,835 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145
Required annual income after taxes $23,617 $50,369 $63,693 $83,233 $38,753 $46,213 $52,379 $56,949 $37,921 $55,079 $70,112 $83,548
Annual taxes $5,522 $11,777 $14,892 $19,460 $9,061 $10,805 $12,247 $13,315 $8,866 $12,878 $16,393 $19,534
Required annual income before taxes $29,138 $62,146 $78,585 $102,693 $47,814 $57,018 $64,625 $70,264 $46,787 $67,957 $86,505 $103,082

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $101,026
Business & Financial Operations $61,270
Computer & Mathematical $99,942
Architecture & Engineering $84,432
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,209
Community & Social Service $42,907
Legal $73,148
Education, Training, & Library $49,014
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,999
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,531
Healthcare Support $29,945
Protective Service $33,515
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,648
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,384
Personal Care & Service $25,351
Sales & Related $26,364
Office & Administrative Support $36,277
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $44,175
Construction & Extraction $47,469
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,641
Production $34,129
Transportation & Material Moving $33,975