Living Wage Calculation for Bismarck, ND

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 $15.73 $31.14 $39.48 $53.03 $24.00 $29.36 $34.85 $38.29 $11.99 $17.24 $22.55 $26.91
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 $8,960 $17,919 $26,879 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,960 $17,919 $26,879
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 $8,807 $10,909 $10,909 $15,552 $8,857 $10,909 $10,909 $15,552 $8,807 $10,909 $10,909 $15,552
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 $27,794 $54,412 $68,982 $92,406 $41,945 $51,296 $60,903 $66,908 $41,895 $60,255 $78,822 $93,787
Annual taxes $4,924 $10,356 $13,130 $17,890 $7,984 $9,763 $11,592 $12,735 $7,974 $11,469 $15,003 $18,157
Required annual income before taxes $32,719 $64,768 $82,112 $110,296 $49,929 $61,059 $72,495 $79,643 $49,869 $71,724 $93,825 $111,944

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $98,365
Business & Financial Operations $70,288
Computer & Mathematical $74,312
Architecture & Engineering $80,689
Life, Physical, & Social Science $67,207
Community & Social Service $59,299
Legal $94,652
Education, Training, & Library $57,427
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $42,372
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $67,217
Healthcare Support $38,156
Protective Service $48,193
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,985
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $36,134
Personal Care & Service $29,414
Sales & Related $33,951
Office & Administrative Support $42,800
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,514
Construction & Extraction $55,137
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $54,367
Production $43,645
Transportation & Material Moving $42,072