Living Wage Calculation for Rockford, 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 $15.25 $31.14 $39.42 $52.23 $24.26 $29.65 $35.35 $38.19 $11.85 $17.30 $22.63 $26.52
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 $8,355 $16,708 $25,063 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,355 $16,708 $25,063
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 $6,324 $9,588 $9,588 $13,020 $7,272 $9,588 $9,588 $13,020 $6,324 $9,588 $9,588 $13,020
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 $25,724 $52,527 $66,492 $88,100 $40,919 $50,016 $59,623 $64,418 $39,971 $58,371 $76,332 $89,481
Annual taxes $5,995 $12,241 $15,496 $20,531 $9,536 $11,656 $13,895 $15,012 $9,315 $13,603 $17,789 $20,853
Required annual income before taxes $31,718 $64,768 $81,988 $108,631 $50,455 $61,672 $73,518 $79,431 $49,286 $71,974 $94,121 $110,334

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $95,808
Business & Financial Operations $62,349
Computer & Mathematical $72,514
Architecture & Engineering $81,588
Life, Physical, & Social Science $61,889
Community & Social Service $50,493
Legal $66,575
Education, Training, & Library $49,702
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,566
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,231
Healthcare Support $32,507
Protective Service $59,107
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,557
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,061
Personal Care & Service $25,937
Sales & Related $28,730
Office & Administrative Support $39,997
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $74,836
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,312
Production $44,576
Transportation & Material Moving $33,598