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 $11.22 $24.06 $28.26 $35.73 $18.46 $22.34 $24.90 $28.48 $25.66 $8.81 $13.17 $15.46 $18.26
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 $7,428 $11,592 $11,592 $16,596 $8,940 $11,592 $11,592 $16,596 $7,428 $11,592 $11,592 $16,596
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 $20,268 $43,417 $50,937 $64,327 $33,344 $40,348 $44,924 $51,345 $31,832 $47,501 $55,706 $65,755
Annual taxes $3,073 $6,622 $7,842 $9,995 $5,046 $6,125 $6,867 $7,889 $4,835 $7,285 $8,616 $10,227
Required annual income before taxes $23,341 $50,039 $58,780 $74,323 $38,390 $46,472 $51,790 $59,234 $53,383 $36,667 $54,785 $64,321 $75,981

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,712
Business & Financial Operations $59,655
Computer & Mathematical $63,780
Architecture & Engineering $66,085
Life, Physical, & Social Science $53,411
Community & Social Service $49,471
Legal $69,263
Education, Training, & Library $51,086
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $38,813
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,836
Healthcare Support $33,999
Protective Service $42,959
Food Preparation & Serving Related $22,992
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $28,948
Personal Care & Service $26,901
Sales & Related $25,070
Office & Administrative Support $36,087
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,643
Construction & Extraction $47,928
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $45,984
Production $39,863
Transportation & Material Moving $36,663