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 $13.36 $28.78 $36.03 $46.53 $22.48 $26.96 $30.62 $32.89 $10.92 $15.79 $19.92 $23.36
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
Minimum Wage $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

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 $3,246 $4,771 $7,141 $9,494 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589
Child Care $0 $7,771 $15,543 $23,314 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,771 $15,543 $23,314
Medical $2,862 $7,772 $7,460 $7,600 $6,139 $7,460 $7,600 $7,253 $6,139 $7,460 $7,600 $7,253
Housing $6,480 $9,936 $9,936 $13,464 $7,548 $9,936 $9,936 $13,464 $6,480 $9,936 $9,936 $13,464
Transportation $5,149 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698
Civic $1,956 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300
Other $2,835 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145
Required annual income after taxes $22,527 $48,513 $60,742 $78,449 $37,900 $45,452 $51,618 $55,449 $36,832 $53,224 $67,161 $78,764
Annual taxes $5,267 $11,343 $14,202 $18,342 $8,861 $10,627 $12,069 $12,964 $8,611 $12,444 $15,703 $18,415
Required annual income before taxes $27,794 $59,856 $74,944 $96,790 $46,761 $56,079 $63,686 $68,414 $45,443 $65,668 $82,863 $97,179

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,491
Business & Financial Operations $58,068
Computer & Mathematical $71,511
Architecture & Engineering $75,562
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,646
Community & Social Service $41,648
Legal $63,767
Education, Training, & Library $44,134
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,965
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $65,311
Healthcare Support $29,986
Protective Service $44,584
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,292
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,078
Personal Care & Service $23,193
Sales & Related $27,581
Office & Administrative Support $36,380
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $65,946
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,137
Production $40,748
Transportation & Material Moving $30,119