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 $11.30 $23.45 $27.99 $34.70 $17.79 $21.98 $24.44 $27.88 $8.88 $13.02 $15.28 $18.03
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 $7,859 $10,288 $10,288 $13,995 $7,907 $10,288 $10,288 $13,995 $7,859 $10,288 $10,288 $13,995
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 $20,408 $42,309 $50,428 $62,427 $32,123 $39,667 $44,082 $50,222 $32,075 $46,938 $55,042 $64,870
Annual taxes $3,090 $6,475 $7,792 $9,746 $4,876 $6,047 $6,763 $7,767 $4,869 $7,226 $8,540 $10,143
Required annual income before taxes $23,498 $48,784 $58,220 $72,173 $36,999 $45,714 $50,844 $57,989 $36,944 $54,164 $63,582 $75,013

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $83,890
Business & Financial Operations $63,297
Computer & Mathematical $64,872
Architecture & Engineering $73,929
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,392
Community & Social Service $46,067
Legal $69,436
Education, Training, & Library $51,719
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,722
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,599
Healthcare Support $35,923
Protective Service $44,065
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,809
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,477
Personal Care & Service $28,767
Sales & Related $30,495
Office & Administrative Support $38,596
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,856
Construction & Extraction $49,462
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,310
Production $38,677
Transportation & Material Moving $37,854