Living Wage Calculation for Nelson 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 $13.11 $26.54 $32.94 $42.63 $21.70 $25.40 $28.94 $31.29 $10.85 $14.62 $18.31 $21.40
Poverty Wage $6.13 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $8.29 $10.44 $12.60 $14.75 $4.14 $5.22 $6.30 $7.38
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 $3,246 $4,771 $7,141 $9,494 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589 $5,950 $7,394 $9,505 $11,589
Child Care $0 $6,691 $13,381 $20,072 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,691 $13,381 $20,072
Medical $2,632 $7,567 $7,254 $7,394 $5,697 $7,254 $7,394 $7,048 $5,697 $7,254 $7,394 $7,048
Housing $7,308 $8,568 $8,568 $12,360 $7,524 $8,568 $8,568 $12,360 $7,524 $8,568 $8,568 $12,360
Transportation $5,149 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698 $9,443 $11,753 $13,993 $12,698
Civic $1,956 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300 $4,200 $3,838 $4,457 $4,300
Other $2,835 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145 $4,620 $5,070 $6,127 $6,145
Required annual income after taxes $23,125 $45,859 $57,006 $73,897 $37,434 $43,878 $50,044 $54,140 $37,434 $50,569 $63,425 $74,212
Annual taxes $4,135 $9,341 $11,499 $14,769 $7,710 $8,957 $10,151 $10,944 $7,710 $10,253 $12,742 $14,830
Required annual income before taxes $27,260 $55,200 $68,505 $88,666 $45,143 $52,836 $60,195 $65,084 $45,143 $60,822 $76,167 $89,042

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,734
Business & Financial Operations $63,756
Computer & Mathematical $65,301
Architecture & Engineering $74,345
Life, Physical, & Social Science $64,698
Community & Social Service $52,963
Legal $69,680
Education, Training, & Library $49,587
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,339
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $62,570
Healthcare Support $35,131
Protective Service $47,940
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,413
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,336
Personal Care & Service $26,896
Sales & Related $32,748
Office & Administrative Support $39,009
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $36,247
Construction & Extraction $53,700
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,086
Production $40,052
Transportation & Material Moving $42,262