Living Wage Calculation for Emmons County, North Dakota

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as 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.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.15 $21.23 $26.75 $33.83 $16.43 $20.56 $22.98 $25.67 $12.14 $8.21 $12.14 $14.64 $17.28
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

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.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,047 $4,613 $6,867 $9,073 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031
Child Care $0 $6,697 $11,328 $15,959 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,697 $11,328 $15,959
Medical $2,165 $7,053 $6,766 $6,927 $5,175 $6,766 $6,927 $6,784 $5,175 $6,766 $6,927 $6,784
Housing $6,372 $7,836 $7,836 $11,364 $6,768 $7,836 $7,836 $11,364 $6,768 $7,836 $7,836 $11,364
Transportation $4,235 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498
Other $2,560 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702
Required annual income after taxes $18,379 $38,415 $48,328 $61,042 $29,746 $37,203 $41,562 $46,380 $29,746 $43,900 $52,890 $62,339
Annual taxes $2,732 $5,746 $7,311 $9,322 $4,423 $5,555 $6,243 $7,009 $4,423 $6,612 $8,031 $9,527
Required annual income before taxes $21,111 $44,161 $55,639 $70,365 $34,169 $42,758 $47,805 $53,389 $50,512 $34,169 $50,512 $60,920 $71,866

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,760
Business & Financial Operations $54,930
Computer & Mathematical $59,350
Architecture & Engineering $61,990
Life, Physical, & Social Science $54,260
Community & Social Service $45,490
Legal $63,240
Education, Training, & Library $44,050
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $33,200
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $54,750
Healthcare Support $29,720
Protective Service $38,600
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,610
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,320
Personal Care & Service $25,170
Sales & Related $28,430
Office & Administrative Support $32,740
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,280
Construction & Extraction $47,340
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,220
Production $37,450
Transportation & Material Moving $41,520