Living Wage Calculation for Bismarck, ND

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 $10.96 $23.04 $26.66 $33.97 $17.57 $20.79 $23.77 $26.61 $16.06 $8.74 $12.38 $14.87 $17.30
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 $7,564 $10,203 $10,203 $14,186 $7,733 $10,203 $10,203 $14,186 $7,564 $10,203 $10,203 $14,186
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 $19,824 $41,604 $48,104 $61,209 $31,766 $37,587 $42,914 $48,006 $31,596 $44,696 $53,629 $62,328
Annual taxes $2,982 $6,310 $7,351 $9,452 $4,787 $5,665 $6,518 $7,335 $4,763 $6,804 $8,235 $9,631
Required annual income before taxes $22,806 $47,914 $55,454 $70,661 $36,552 $43,252 $49,432 $55,341 $50,106 $36,360 $51,500 $61,864 $71,959

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $86,869
Business & Financial Operations $60,414
Computer & Mathematical $67,312
Architecture & Engineering $68,942
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,751
Community & Social Service $46,351
Legal $77,316
Education, Training, & Library $48,431
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,192
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $58,630
Healthcare Support $33,333
Protective Service $42,466
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,580
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,705
Personal Care & Service $28,454
Sales & Related $29,120
Office & Administrative Support $36,090
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,898
Construction & Extraction $47,140
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $48,677
Production $39,442
Transportation & Material Moving $34,389