Living Wage Calculation for Emmons 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 $14.81 $29.25 $36.49 $48.62 $23.07 $28.57 $34.06 $37.19 $11.54 $16.30 $21.06 $24.70
Poverty Wage $6.19 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $8.38 $10.56 $12.74 $14.92 $4.19 $5.28 $6.37 $7.46
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 $3,423 $5,044 $7,577 $10,050 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257 $6,275 $7,809 $10,068 $12,257
Child Care $0 $7,037 $14,074 $21,111 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,037 $14,074 $21,111
Medical $2,303 $7,949 $7,736 $8,045 $5,263 $7,736 $8,045 $7,834 $5,263 $7,736 $8,045 $7,834
Housing $7,180 $9,530 $9,530 $13,633 $7,232 $9,530 $9,530 $13,633 $7,232 $9,530 $9,530 $13,633
Transportation $5,305 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700 $9,414 $12,239 $14,456 $15,700
Civic $2,894 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959 $4,646 $5,741 $7,496 $5,959
Other $4,939 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484 $7,366 $6,739 $9,804 $9,484
Required annual income after taxes $26,168 $51,110 $63,758 $84,719 $40,320 $49,917 $59,524 $64,989 $40,320 $56,954 $73,598 $86,100
Annual taxes $4,636 $9,728 $12,135 $16,402 $7,674 $9,501 $11,329 $12,370 $7,674 $10,840 $14,008 $16,669
Required annual income before taxes $30,804 $60,838 $75,893 $101,121 $47,995 $59,417 $70,853 $77,359 $47,995 $67,794 $87,606 $102,770

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $97,188
Business & Financial Operations $68,491
Computer & Mathematical $73,787
Architecture & Engineering $80,368
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,571
Community & Social Service $57,855
Legal $77,061
Education, Training, & Library $52,708
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $43,998
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $68,876
Healthcare Support $37,899
Protective Service $51,595
Food Preparation & Serving Related $27,948
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $34,080
Personal Care & Service $28,794
Sales & Related $35,492
Office & Administrative Support $41,965
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $38,488
Construction & Extraction $57,416
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $56,988
Production $46,096
Transportation & Material Moving $44,780