Living Wage Calculation for Decatur, 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 $10.70 $24.28 $29.17 $36.05 $17.82 $22.20 $24.72 $28.01 $8.59 $13.46 $15.90 $18.72
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
Minimum Wage $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25 $8.25

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 $3,075 $4,541 $6,826 $9,053 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035
Child Care $0 $8,269 $12,386 $16,504 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,269 $12,386 $16,504
Medical $2,563 $7,366 $7,078 $7,198 $5,256 $7,078 $7,198 $7,099 $5,256 $7,078 $7,198 $7,099
Housing $5,700 $8,868 $8,868 $12,156 $6,852 $8,868 $8,868 $12,156 $5,700 $8,868 $8,868 $12,156
Transportation $4,289 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115
Other $2,929 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381
Required annual income after taxes $18,556 $42,290 $50,836 $62,846 $30,990 $38,649 $43,064 $48,786 $29,838 $46,918 $55,450 $65,290
Annual taxes $3,707 $8,215 $9,834 $12,130 $6,070 $7,525 $8,361 $9,466 $5,910 $9,092 $10,709 $12,593
Required annual income before taxes $22,263 $50,504 $60,670 $74,976 $37,060 $46,174 $51,425 $58,251 $35,747 $56,010 $66,158 $77,883

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,934
Business & Financial Operations $66,997
Computer & Mathematical $57,980
Architecture & Engineering $89,562
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,386
Community & Social Service $38,067
Legal $79,886
Education, Training, & Library $37,640
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,597
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,215
Healthcare Support $25,148
Protective Service $57,157
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,716
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,125
Personal Care & Service $22,881
Sales & Related $25,453
Office & Administrative Support $31,206
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,700
Construction & Extraction $52,186
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,983
Production $37,966
Transportation & Material Moving $36,339