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 $16.12 $32.68 $41.66 $55.89 $25.16 $30.49 $36.19 $39.76 $12.28 $18.07 $23.74 $28.35
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 $9,532 $19,063 $28,595 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,532 $19,063 $28,595
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 $7,795 $11,011 $11,011 $15,667 $8,801 $11,011 $11,011 $15,667 $7,795 $11,011 $11,011 $15,667
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 $27,195 $55,128 $70,270 $94,279 $42,448 $51,440 $61,047 $67,065 $41,442 $60,972 $80,110 $95,660
Annual taxes $6,338 $12,847 $16,376 $21,971 $9,892 $11,988 $14,227 $15,629 $9,658 $14,209 $18,669 $22,293
Required annual income before taxes $33,533 $67,975 $86,646 $116,250 $52,340 $63,428 $75,274 $82,694 $51,100 $75,181 $98,779 $117,953

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $116,566
Business & Financial Operations $63,141
Computer & Mathematical $107,514
Architecture & Engineering $93,721
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,466
Community & Social Service $48,150
Legal $77,810
Education, Training, & Library $49,509
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,748
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $64,286
Healthcare Support $32,239
Protective Service $53,864
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,925
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,949
Personal Care & Service $26,365
Sales & Related $27,724
Office & Administrative Support $37,953
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $38,028
Construction & Extraction $52,922
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $42,693
Production $36,316
Transportation & Material Moving $35,652