Living Wage Calculation for Roseau County, Minnesota

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual in a household must earn to support his or herself and their family. The assumption is the sole provider is working full-time (2080 hours per year). The tool provides information for individuals, and households with one or two working adults and zero to three children. In the case of households with two working adults, all values are per working adult, single or in a family unless otherwise noted.

The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. Data are updated annually, in the first quarter of the new year. State minimum wages are determined based on the posted value of the minimum wage as of January one of the coming year (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2019). The poverty rate reflects a person's 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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children
Living Wage $10.62 $23.87 $28.60 $35.15 $17.57 $21.66 $24.32 $26.47 $8.79 $13.12 $15.69 $17.99
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

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.

1 ADULT 2 ADULTS

(1 WORKING)

2 ADULTS

(BOTH WORKING)

0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 0 Children 1 Child 2 Children 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 $5,340 $8,364 $8,364 $10,488 $6,288 $8,364 $8,364 $10,488 $6,288 $8,364 $8,364 $10,488
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 $18,412 $41,193 $49,318 $60,433 $30,389 $37,394 $41,970 $45,511 $30,389 $45,277 $54,086 $61,860
Annual taxes $3,675 $8,460 $10,166 $12,671 $6,163 $7,662 $8,623 $9,538 $6,163 $9,317 $11,167 $12,971
Required annual income before taxes $22,087 $49,653 $59,484 $73,104 $36,552 $45,056 $50,593 $55,049 $36,552 $54,594 $65,253 $74,831

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $105,917
Business & Financial Operations $67,731
Computer & Mathematical $84,992
Architecture & Engineering $77,802
Life, Physical, & Social Science $66,445
Community & Social Service $46,488
Legal $79,335
Education, Training, & Library $50,273
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $49,821
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $73,183
Healthcare Support $33,310
Protective Service $42,702
Food Preparation & Serving Related $23,424
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,658
Personal Care & Service $25,543
Sales & Related $29,740
Office & Administrative Support $39,019
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $32,651
Construction & Extraction $57,289
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,049
Production $37,733
Transportation & Material Moving $37,023