Living Wage Calculation for Bowman County, North Dakota

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 $10.71 $22.76 $27.30 $33.22 $17.20 $21.29 $23.75 $26.40 $8.60 $12.67 $14.94 $17.29
Poverty Wage $6.00 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $8.13 $10.25 $12.38 $14.50 $4.06 $5.13 $6.19 $7.25
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

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 $3,075 $4,541 $6,826 $9,053 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035 $5,637 $7,025 $9,063 $11,035
Child Care $0 $7,271 $10,960 $14,648 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,271 $10,960 $14,648
Medical $2,256 $6,963 $6,675 $6,796 $5,334 $6,675 $6,796 $6,697 $5,334 $6,675 $6,796 $6,697
Housing $6,780 $9,024 $9,024 $11,304 $6,828 $9,024 $9,024 $11,304 $6,828 $9,024 $9,024 $11,304
Transportation $4,289 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115 $8,362 $10,608 $11,557 $12,115
Other $2,929 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381 $4,883 $5,070 $6,378 $6,381
Required annual income after taxes $19,329 $41,045 $49,164 $59,736 $31,044 $38,403 $42,817 $47,531 $31,044 $45,674 $53,777 $62,179
Annual taxes $2,939 $6,299 $7,616 $9,371 $4,725 $5,870 $6,586 $7,391 $4,725 $7,050 $8,364 $9,767
Required annual income before taxes $22,268 $47,344 $56,779 $69,106 $35,769 $44,273 $49,403 $54,922 $35,769 $52,723 $62,141 $71,946

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $87,743
Business & Financial Operations $62,229
Computer & Mathematical $65,889
Architecture & Engineering $71,093
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,707
Community & Social Service $49,970
Legal $68,725
Education, Training, & Library $48,293
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,996
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,589
Healthcare Support $35,282
Protective Service $45,213
Food Preparation & Serving Related $24,142
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,793
Personal Care & Service $29,753
Sales & Related $31,440
Office & Administrative Support $37,335
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,106
Construction & Extraction $53,538
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $51,617
Production $38,779
Transportation & Material Moving $42,804