Living Wage Calculation for Champaign-Urbana, 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 $17.03 $32.21 $40.71 $53.52 $25.51 $30.50 $36.20 $38.81 $12.74 $17.84 $23.27 $27.17
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 $8,729 $17,459 $26,187 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,729 $17,459 $26,187
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 $9,324 $11,027 $11,027 $14,076 $9,388 $11,027 $11,027 $14,076 $9,324 $11,027 $11,027 $14,076
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 $28,724 $54,340 $68,681 $90,280 $43,035 $51,455 $61,062 $65,474 $42,971 $60,184 $78,521 $91,661
Annual taxes $6,694 $12,664 $16,006 $21,039 $10,029 $11,991 $14,230 $15,258 $10,014 $14,026 $18,299 $21,361
Required annual income before taxes $35,418 $67,004 $84,687 $111,319 $53,064 $63,446 $75,292 $80,732 $52,986 $74,209 $96,820 $113,022

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $92,448
Business & Financial Operations $67,945
Computer & Mathematical $79,469
Architecture & Engineering $79,362
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,949
Community & Social Service $50,772
Legal $85,632
Education, Training, & Library $57,545
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $48,717
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,491
Healthcare Support $33,876
Protective Service $59,952
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,273
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,602
Personal Care & Service $29,083
Sales & Related $27,574
Office & Administrative Support $40,778
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,747
Construction & Extraction $68,234
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,017
Production $41,944
Transportation & Material Moving $34,443