Living Wage Calculation for Ward 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 $11.83 $24.73 $28.93 $36.86 $18.84 $23.01 $25.57 $29.61 $26.34 $9.42 $13.50 $15.80 $18.83
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 $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 $3,058 $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 $7,153 $10,782 $14,410 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,153 $10,782 $14,410
Medical $2,130 $6,664 $6,320 $6,403 $5,297 $6,320 $6,403 $6,122 $5,297 $6,320 $6,403 $6,122
Housing $8,532 $12,816 $12,816 $18,660 $9,648 $12,816 $12,816 $18,660 $9,648 $12,816 $12,816 $18,660
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 $21,372 $44,641 $52,161 $66,391 $34,052 $41,572 $46,148 $53,409 $34,052 $48,725 $56,930 $67,819
Annual taxes $3,227 $6,793 $8,013 $10,283 $5,145 $6,295 $7,038 $8,177 $5,145 $7,456 $8,786 $10,515
Required annual income before taxes $24,599 $51,434 $60,174 $76,674 $39,197 $47,867 $53,185 $61,586 $54,778 $39,197 $56,180 $65,716 $78,333

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $89,827
Business & Financial Operations $60,807
Computer & Mathematical $64,572
Architecture & Engineering $69,397
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,649
Community & Social Service $50,407
Legal $69,695
Education, Training, & Library $46,817
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,250
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $60,458
Healthcare Support $34,462
Protective Service $44,564
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,722
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,524
Personal Care & Service $28,907
Sales & Related $31,077
Office & Administrative Support $36,530
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,211
Construction & Extraction $52,341
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,580
Production $38,741
Transportation & Material Moving $42,352