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 $11.93 $26.15 $30.28 $39.05 $19.55 $23.38 $26.48 $30.23 $18.14 $9.24 $13.97 $16.75 $19.85
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 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65 $9.65

*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 $7,835 $12,041 $16,248 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,835 $12,041 $16,248
Medical $2,390 $6,801 $6,520 $6,577 $4,864 $6,520 $6,577 $6,247 $4,864 $6,520 $6,577 $6,247
Housing $8,339 $12,958 $12,958 $18,348 $10,281 $12,958 $12,958 $18,348 $8,339 $12,958 $12,958 $18,348
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 $20,830 $45,359 $52,458 $67,571 $34,013 $40,615 $45,942 $52,442 $32,070 $48,450 $57,983 $68,690
Annual taxes $3,981 $9,029 $10,527 $13,645 $6,650 $8,023 $9,146 $10,444 $6,379 $9,679 $11,691 $13,878
Required annual income before taxes $24,811 $54,387 $62,985 $81,216 $40,662 $48,638 $55,088 $62,886 $56,593 $38,449 $58,129 $69,675 $82,568

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $110,936
Business & Financial Operations $68,562
Computer & Mathematical $85,659
Architecture & Engineering $77,767
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,537
Community & Social Service $45,746
Legal $91,143
Education, Training, & Library $50,502
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $50,328
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $74,917
Healthcare Support $33,108
Protective Service $39,616
Food Preparation & Serving Related $21,310
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,551
Personal Care & Service $24,641
Sales & Related $31,498
Office & Administrative Support $39,801
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,277
Construction & Extraction $61,500
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,385
Production $37,074
Transportation & Material Moving $35,844