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 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 $14.99 $29.68 $37.27 $48.94 $23.69 $28.88 $34.58 $36.97 $11.72 $16.57 $21.55 $24.88
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 $7,193 $14,386 $21,579 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,193 $14,386 $21,579
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 $5,888 $8,293 $8,293 $10,961 $6,316 $8,293 $8,293 $10,961 $5,888 $8,293 $8,293 $10,961
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 $25,288 $50,071 $62,875 $82,557 $39,963 $48,722 $58,329 $62,359 $39,535 $55,915 $72,715 $83,938
Annual taxes $5,893 $11,669 $14,653 $19,240 $9,313 $11,354 $13,593 $14,532 $9,213 $13,031 $16,946 $19,561
Required annual income before taxes $31,181 $61,740 $77,528 $101,797 $49,276 $60,076 $71,922 $76,891 $48,749 $68,946 $89,660 $103,500

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,246
Business & Financial Operations $56,614
Computer & Mathematical $59,556
Architecture & Engineering $77,757
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,244
Community & Social Service $51,820
Legal $56,143
Education, Training, & Library $56,592
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,013
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,034
Healthcare Support $30,174
Protective Service $57,085
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,855
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,013
Personal Care & Service $25,006
Sales & Related $26,889
Office & Administrative Support $35,428
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $64,264
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,573
Production $26,825
Transportation & Material Moving $34,743