Living Wage Calculation for Kankakee, 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 $11.43 $25.29 $30.17 $37.30 $18.49 $23.20 $25.73 $29.26 $8.96 $13.97 $16.41 $19.35
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 $7,032 $10,704 $10,704 $14,448 $8,088 $10,704 $10,704 $14,448 $7,032 $10,704 $10,704 $14,448
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 $19,888 $44,126 $52,672 $65,138 $32,226 $40,485 $44,900 $51,078 $31,170 $48,754 $57,286 $67,582
Annual taxes $3,893 $8,471 $10,090 $12,450 $6,243 $7,781 $8,617 $9,785 $6,096 $9,348 $10,965 $12,913
Required annual income before taxes $23,781 $52,596 $62,762 $77,588 $38,469 $48,266 $53,517 $60,863 $37,265 $58,102 $68,250 $80,495

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,830
Business & Financial Operations $57,431
Computer & Mathematical $58,773
Architecture & Engineering $68,125
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,552
Community & Social Service $47,876
Legal $60,318
Education, Training, & Library $41,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $36,776
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,250
Healthcare Support $29,753
Protective Service $34,134
Food Preparation & Serving Related $20,675
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,177
Personal Care & Service $23,582
Sales & Related $24,884
Office & Administrative Support $32,710
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $26,581
Construction & Extraction $62,961
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,082
Production $39,175
Transportation & Material Moving $31,247