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 $12.90 $27.02 $33.64 $42.97 $21.67 $25.85 $29.51 $31.25 $10.69 $14.91 $18.72 $21.58
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 $6,691 $13,383 $20,073 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,691 $13,383 $20,073
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 $5,700 $8,060 $8,060 $10,695 $6,183 $8,060 $8,060 $10,695 $5,700 $8,060 $8,060 $10,695
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 $21,747 $45,557 $56,705 $72,439 $36,534 $43,576 $49,742 $52,681 $36,052 $50,267 $63,124 $72,754
Annual taxes $5,085 $10,651 $13,258 $16,937 $8,542 $10,188 $11,630 $12,317 $8,429 $11,753 $14,759 $17,010
Required annual income before taxes $26,832 $56,208 $69,964 $89,375 $45,076 $53,764 $61,372 $64,998 $44,481 $62,020 $77,883 $89,764

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $74,816
Business & Financial Operations $57,812
Computer & Mathematical $50,692
Architecture & Engineering $64,841
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,495
Community & Social Service $45,342
Legal $56,830
Education, Training, & Library $52,503
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,853
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,508
Healthcare Support $26,845
Protective Service $50,273
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,627
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,320
Personal Care & Service $23,499
Sales & Related $24,267
Office & Administrative Support $33,331
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $62,099
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,308
Production $25,781
Transportation & Material Moving $30,610