Living Wage Calculation for Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN

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 $11.36 $24.88 $31.04 $39.64 $18.76 $23.82 $26.35 $29.96 $14.03 $8.87 $14.03 $16.85 $20.20
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 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50 $9.50

*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 $7,303 $12,635 $17,967 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,303 $12,635 $17,967
Medical $2,217 $6,884 $6,597 $6,758 $5,226 $6,597 $6,758 $6,615 $5,226 $6,597 $6,758 $6,615
Housing $7,824 $12,254 $12,254 $17,223 $9,695 $12,254 $12,254 $17,223 $7,824 $12,254 $12,254 $17,223
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 $19,883 $43,269 $53,884 $68,740 $32,724 $41,452 $45,810 $52,070 $30,853 $48,755 $58,445 $70,037
Annual taxes $3,755 $8,477 $10,684 $13,716 $6,297 $8,099 $9,006 $10,250 $6,040 $9,618 $11,632 $13,985
Required annual income before taxes $23,638 $51,747 $64,568 $82,456 $39,021 $49,551 $54,816 $62,320 $58,372 $36,893 $58,372 $70,077 $84,022

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $107,370
Business & Financial Operations $65,930
Computer & Mathematical $82,240
Architecture & Engineering $75,000
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,560
Community & Social Service $44,310
Legal $85,050
Education, Training, & Library $47,830
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $50,180
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $70,530
Healthcare Support $30,080
Protective Service $40,400
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,520
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $25,860
Personal Care & Service $23,520
Sales & Related $29,630
Office & Administrative Support $38,040
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $28,900
Construction & Extraction $58,680
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,370
Production $35,380
Transportation & Material Moving $34,290