Living Wage Calculation for Springfield, 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 $15.60 $31.53 $39.79 $52.09 $24.81 $30.07 $35.77 $38.12 $12.02 $17.50 $22.81 $26.45
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 $8,312 $16,624 $24,937 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,312 $16,624 $24,937
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 $6,912 $10,296 $10,296 $12,912 $8,208 $10,296 $10,296 $12,912 $6,912 $10,296 $10,296 $12,912
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 $26,312 $53,193 $67,116 $87,866 $41,855 $50,724 $60,331 $64,310 $40,559 $59,037 $76,956 $89,247
Annual taxes $6,132 $12,396 $15,641 $20,477 $9,754 $11,821 $14,060 $14,987 $9,452 $13,758 $17,934 $20,799
Required annual income before taxes $32,443 $65,589 $82,757 $108,343 $51,609 $62,545 $74,391 $79,297 $50,011 $72,795 $94,890 $110,046

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $96,974
Business & Financial Operations $76,537
Computer & Mathematical $91,977
Architecture & Engineering $85,900
Life, Physical, & Social Science $74,376
Community & Social Service $54,399
Legal $75,317
Education, Training, & Library $46,449
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,926
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,299
Healthcare Support $32,261
Protective Service $62,370
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,021
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,239
Personal Care & Service $28,580
Sales & Related $29,757
Office & Administrative Support $40,756
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $30,784
Construction & Extraction $63,686
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,981
Production $33,780
Transportation & Material Moving $32,667