Living Wage Calculation for Carbondale-Marion, IL

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support themsleves and/or their family, working full-time, or 2080 hours per year. The tables below provide living wage estimates for individuals and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In households with two working adults, all hourly values reflect what one working adult requires to earn to meet their families’ basic needs, assuming the other adult also earns the same.

The poverty wage and state minimum wage are for reference purposes. Poverty wage estimates come from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Poverty Guidelines for 2024 and have been converted from an annual value to an hourly wage for ease of comparison. The state minimum wage data is sourced from the Labor Law Center and includes the minimum wage in a given state as of January of that year.

For further detail, please reference the Methodology page. The data on this page was last updated on February 14, 2024.

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 $19.00 $32.90 $40.63 $50.80 $26.91 $32.13 $36.59 $38.42 $13.46 $18.63 $23.05 $25.27
Poverty Wage $7.24 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $9.83 $12.41 $15.00 $17.59 $4.91 $6.21 $7.50 $8.79
Minimum Wage $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00 $14.00

Typical Expenses

The table below shows the costs of each basic need that go into estimating the living wage. Like with the living wage, their values vary by location and family size.

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 $3,898 $5,746 $8,618 $11,455 $7,146 $8,895 $11,456 $13,968 $7,146 $8,895 $11,456 $13,968
Child Care $0 $9,046 $16,843 $21,210 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,046 $16,843 $21,210
Medical $3,433 $8,585 $8,445 $9,024 $7,019 $8,445 $9,024 $8,518 $7,019 $8,445 $9,024 $8,518
Housing $8,278 $11,494 $11,494 $15,153 $8,810 $11,494 $11,494 $15,153 $8,810 $11,494 $11,494 $15,153
Transportation $9,257 $10,713 $13,494 $15,527 $10,713 $13,494 $15,527 $15,509 $10,713 $13,494 $15,527 $15,509
Civic $2,889 $5,083 $6,398 $7,409 $5,083 $6,398 $7,409 $6,926 $5,083 $6,398 $7,409 $6,926
Internet & Mobile $1,472 $1,472 $1,472 $1,472 $2,042 $2,042 $2,042 $2,042 $2,042 $2,042 $2,042 $2,042
Other $4,086 $7,294 $7,756 $10,720 $7,294 $7,756 $10,720 $10,305 $7,294 $7,756 $10,720 $10,305
Required annual income after taxes $33,313 $59,433 $74,521 $91,971 $48,108 $58,525 $67,673 $72,420 $48,108 $67,570 $84,516 $93,631
Annual taxes $6,210 $8,996 $9,991 $13,693 $7,871 $8,309 $8,442 $7,493 $7,871 $9,935 $11,386 $11,510
Required annual income before taxes $39,522 $68,430 $84,512 $105,663 $55,979 $66,834 $76,115 $79,913 $55,979 $77,505 $95,902 $105,141

Typical Annual Salaries

The average annual salaries for various occupations in the table below comes from the latest state-level data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. When available, this data is specific to a given metro area.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $100,180
Business & Financial Operations $66,380
Computer & Mathematical $72,820
Architecture & Engineering $75,350
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,750
Community & Social Service $51,780
Legal $84,210
Education, Training, & Library $65,990
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $50,030
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $90,190
Healthcare Support $32,800
Protective Service $54,420
Food Preparation & Serving Related $29,600
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $34,150
Personal Care & Service $32,470
Sales & Related $37,870
Office & Administrative Support $39,940
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $44,340
Construction & Extraction $68,140
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,850
Production $39,820
Transportation & Material Moving $37,480