Living Wage Calculation for Grand Forks, 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 $10.38 $23.06 $26.69 $34.06 $17.64 $20.82 $23.79 $26.69 $16.08 $8.45 $12.39 $14.88 $17.34
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 $3,050 $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 $6,504 $10,248 $10,248 $14,340 $7,848 $10,248 $10,248 $14,340 $6,504 $10,248 $10,248 $14,340
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 $18,764 $41,649 $48,149 $61,363 $31,881 $37,632 $42,959 $48,160 $30,537 $44,741 $53,674 $62,482
Annual taxes $2,834 $6,316 $7,357 $9,474 $4,803 $5,671 $6,524 $7,356 $4,616 $6,810 $8,241 $9,652
Required annual income before taxes $21,598 $47,965 $55,505 $70,837 $36,684 $43,303 $49,483 $55,517 $50,157 $35,152 $51,551 $61,915 $72,134

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,443
Business & Financial Operations $57,082
Computer & Mathematical $62,525
Architecture & Engineering $59,737
Life, Physical, & Social Science $57,462
Community & Social Service $46,843
Legal $58,036
Education, Training, & Library $49,139
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $34,532
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,450
Healthcare Support $31,724
Protective Service $41,513
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,464
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $27,716
Personal Care & Service $25,963
Sales & Related $25,707
Office & Administrative Support $34,830
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $33,128
Construction & Extraction $45,643
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $44,085
Production $38,684
Transportation & Material Moving $35,065