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 $11.03 $24.68 $29.57 $36.49 $18.04 $22.60 $25.12 $28.45 $8.76 $13.66 $16.10 $18.94
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 $6,300 $9,600 $9,600 $12,960 $7,260 $9,600 $9,600 $12,960 $6,300 $9,600 $9,600 $12,960
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 $19,156 $43,022 $51,568 $63,650 $31,398 $39,381 $43,796 $49,590 $30,438 $47,650 $56,182 $66,094
Annual taxes $3,791 $8,317 $9,936 $12,242 $6,127 $7,627 $8,463 $9,578 $5,993 $9,194 $10,811 $12,705
Required annual income before taxes $22,947 $51,338 $61,504 $75,892 $37,525 $47,008 $52,259 $59,167 $36,431 $56,844 $66,992 $78,799

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,162
Business & Financial Operations $55,653
Computer & Mathematical $69,660
Architecture & Engineering $72,425
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,341
Community & Social Service $41,371
Legal $63,236
Education, Training, & Library $43,556
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,845
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,422
Healthcare Support $29,946
Protective Service $40,995
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,285
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,900
Personal Care & Service $23,643
Sales & Related $25,788
Office & Administrative Support $32,456
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $60,928
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,420
Production $40,476
Transportation & Material Moving $29,986