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 $16.05 $31.87 $39.84 $52.63 $25.05 $30.69 $36.38 $39.52 $12.25 $17.67 $22.84 $26.73
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 $7,835 $15,670 $23,504 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,835 $15,670 $23,504
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 $7,680 $11,340 $11,340 $15,264 $8,604 $11,340 $11,340 $15,264 $7,680 $11,340 $11,340 $15,264
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 $27,080 $53,760 $67,206 $88,785 $42,251 $51,768 $61,375 $66,662 $41,327 $59,603 $77,045 $90,166
Annual taxes $6,311 $12,528 $15,662 $20,691 $9,846 $12,064 $14,303 $15,535 $9,631 $13,890 $17,955 $21,013
Required annual income before taxes $33,390 $66,288 $82,868 $109,476 $52,097 $63,833 $75,679 $82,198 $50,958 $73,494 $95,001 $111,179

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,231
Business & Financial Operations $65,859
Computer & Mathematical $75,767
Architecture & Engineering $90,929
Life, Physical, & Social Science $78,966
Community & Social Service $51,349
Legal $69,785
Education, Training, & Library $45,850
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $0
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,762
Healthcare Support $33,224
Protective Service $46,064
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,240
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,180
Personal Care & Service $27,221
Sales & Related $30,634
Office & Administrative Support $38,563
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,191
Construction & Extraction $82,904
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,676
Production $37,942
Transportation & Material Moving $34,358