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 $10.10 $22.41 $27.93 $34.96 $16.84 $21.74 $24.16 $26.80 $12.73 $8.08 $12.73 $15.23 $17.84
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 $6,276 $9,996 $9,996 $13,440 $7,524 $9,996 $9,996 $13,440 $6,276 $9,996 $9,996 $13,440
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 $18,283 $40,575 $50,488 $63,118 $30,502 $39,363 $43,722 $48,456 $29,254 $46,060 $55,050 $64,415
Annual taxes $2,719 $6,043 $7,608 $9,608 $4,527 $5,852 $6,540 $7,294 $4,355 $6,909 $8,327 $9,812
Required annual income before taxes $21,002 $46,618 $58,096 $72,726 $35,029 $45,215 $50,261 $55,750 $52,969 $33,609 $52,969 $63,377 $74,228

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $80,720
Business & Financial Operations $53,750
Computer & Mathematical $58,030
Architecture & Engineering $57,870
Life, Physical, & Social Science $52,560
Community & Social Service $43,130
Legal $49,060
Education, Training, & Library $45,640
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $32,530
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $57,520
Healthcare Support $29,220
Protective Service $39,160
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,940
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,790
Personal Care & Service $23,000
Sales & Related $23,600
Office & Administrative Support $32,520
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $31,560
Construction & Extraction $43,540
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $41,990
Production $36,630
Transportation & Material Moving $34,770