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 $11.15 $24.49 $29.04 $35.94 $18.35 $22.18 $24.79 $27.47 $8.95 $13.41 $15.88 $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 $6,192 $9,324 $9,324 $12,564 $7,008 $9,324 $9,324 $12,564 $6,192 $9,324 $9,324 $12,564
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 $19,375 $42,695 $50,638 $62,686 $31,932 $38,644 $43,220 $47,877 $31,116 $46,779 $55,406 $64,113
Annual taxes $3,819 $8,253 $9,758 $12,059 $6,226 $7,485 $8,352 $9,253 $6,112 $9,027 $10,661 $12,329
Required annual income before taxes $23,194 $50,948 $60,396 $74,745 $38,158 $46,129 $51,573 $57,130 $37,229 $55,806 $66,068 $76,443

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,449
Business & Financial Operations $54,831
Computer & Mathematical $70,580
Architecture & Engineering $74,098
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,264
Community & Social Service $39,523
Legal $81,269
Education, Training, & Library $52,300
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,814
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $63,811
Healthcare Support $29,689
Protective Service $37,918
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,161
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,708
Personal Care & Service $23,239
Sales & Related $25,142
Office & Administrative Support $31,767
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $57,773
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,008
Production $38,669
Transportation & Material Moving $30,707