Living Wage Calculation for Sargent 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 $10.54 $22.42 $26.05 $33.29 $17.08 $20.18 $23.15 $25.93 $15.65 $8.54 $12.07 $14.56 $16.96
Poverty Wage $5.80 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $7.81 $9.82 $11.83 $13.84 $3.90 $4.91 $5.91 $6.92
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 $3,050 $4,489 $6,755 $8,966 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932 $5,592 $6,953 $8,975 $10,932
Child Care $0 $7,109 $10,715 $14,322 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,109 $10,715 $14,322
Medical $2,160 $6,527 $6,246 $6,304 $5,165 $6,246 $6,304 $5,974 $5,165 $6,246 $6,304 $5,974
Housing $6,792 $9,084 $9,084 $12,948 $6,840 $9,084 $9,084 $12,948 $6,840 $9,084 $9,084 $12,948
Transportation $4,173 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827 $8,624 $9,053 $10,868 $10,827
Other $2,877 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088 $4,652 $5,131 $6,563 $6,088
Required annual income after taxes $19,052 $40,485 $46,985 $59,971 $30,873 $36,468 $41,795 $46,768 $30,873 $43,577 $52,510 $61,090
Annual taxes $2,874 $6,153 $7,194 $9,279 $4,662 $5,508 $6,361 $7,162 $4,662 $6,648 $8,079 $9,458
Required annual income before taxes $21,927 $46,638 $54,179 $69,251 $35,535 $41,976 $48,156 $53,930 $48,831 $35,535 $50,225 $60,589 $70,548

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,452
Business & Financial Operations $58,415
Computer & Mathematical $65,231
Architecture & Engineering $66,605
Life, Physical, & Social Science $58,999
Community & Social Service $47,950
Legal $68,757
Education, Training, & Library $46,012
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $35,947
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,220
Healthcare Support $32,667
Protective Service $41,021
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,206
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,270
Personal Care & Service $27,880
Sales & Related $30,945
Office & Administrative Support $35,147
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $34,922
Construction & Extraction $50,492
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $50,891
Production $39,524
Transportation & Material Moving $41,912