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 $12.34 $26.41 $31.14 $39.51 $19.77 $24.20 $26.86 $30.83 $28.04 $9.39 $14.39 $16.95 $20.17
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 $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 $3,058 $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 $7,883 $12,116 $16,349 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,883 $12,116 $16,349
Medical $2,362 $6,939 $6,595 $6,677 $4,994 $6,595 $6,677 $6,397 $4,994 $6,595 $6,677 $6,397
Housing $8,484 $12,997 $12,997 $18,457 $10,307 $12,997 $12,997 $18,457 $8,484 $12,997 $12,997 $18,457
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 $21,555 $45,826 $53,951 $68,402 $34,408 $42,027 $46,603 $53,480 $32,585 $49,910 $58,719 $69,829
Annual taxes $4,114 $9,106 $10,812 $13,783 $6,723 $8,308 $9,269 $10,649 $6,469 $9,964 $11,813 $14,083
Required annual income before taxes $25,669 $54,932 $64,763 $82,185 $41,131 $50,335 $55,872 $64,129 $58,329 $39,054 $59,874 $70,533 $83,912

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $114,187
Business & Financial Operations $70,035
Computer & Mathematical $87,163
Architecture & Engineering $80,230
Life, Physical, & Social Science $68,862
Community & Social Service $47,341
Legal $82,997
Education, Training, & Library $51,261
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $53,154
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $76,639
Healthcare Support $34,709
Protective Service $40,717
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,835
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $30,759
Personal Care & Service $25,790
Sales & Related $32,137
Office & Administrative Support $40,861
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $29,843
Construction & Extraction $63,184
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,436
Production $38,567
Transportation & Material Moving $37,558