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 $10.96 $24.41 $28.95 $35.94 $18.35 $22.09 $24.71 $27.47 $8.85 $13.37 $15.84 $18.38
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $8,135 $12,186 $16,236 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,135 $12,186 $16,236
Medical $2,473 $7,229 $6,885 $6,967 $5,817 $6,885 $6,967 $6,687 $5,817 $6,885 $6,967 $6,687
Housing $5,844 $9,168 $9,168 $12,576 $7,008 $9,168 $9,168 $12,576 $5,844 $9,168 $9,168 $12,576
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $19,027 $42,539 $50,482 $62,698 $31,932 $38,488 $43,064 $47,889 $30,768 $46,623 $55,250 $64,125
Annual taxes $3,771 $8,231 $9,736 $12,061 $6,226 $7,463 $8,330 $9,254 $6,064 $9,005 $10,640 $12,331
Required annual income before taxes $22,798 $50,770 $60,218 $74,759 $38,158 $45,952 $51,395 $57,144 $36,832 $55,628 $65,890 $76,457

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $77,493
Business & Financial Operations $66,496
Computer & Mathematical $64,953
Architecture & Engineering $83,552
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,503
Community & Social Service $38,793
Legal $84,097
Education, Training, & Library $43,412
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $31,438
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,880
Healthcare Support $24,494
Protective Service $60,314
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,492
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,198
Personal Care & Service $23,084
Sales & Related $25,975
Office & Administrative Support $32,147
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,684
Construction & Extraction $52,732
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $43,895
Production $35,923
Transportation & Material Moving $0