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 $11.44 $23.38 $27.58 $34.45 $17.89 $21.67 $24.22 $27.20 $8.93 $12.83 $15.12 $17.63
Poverty Wage $5.84 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $7.91 $9.99 $12.07 $14.14 $3.96 $5.00 $6.03 $7.07
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 $3,058 $4,508 $6,786 $9,001 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972 $5,607 $6,979 $9,012 $10,972
Child Care $0 $7,153 $10,782 $14,410 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,153 $10,782 $14,410
Medical $2,130 $6,664 $6,320 $6,403 $5,297 $6,320 $6,403 $6,122 $5,297 $6,320 $6,403 $6,122
Housing $7,836 $10,357 $10,357 $14,261 $7,899 $10,357 $10,357 $14,261 $7,836 $10,357 $10,357 $14,261
Transportation $4,866 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925 $8,867 $10,426 $12,063 $11,925
Other $2,785 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729 $4,633 $5,030 $5,855 $5,729
Required annual income after taxes $20,676 $42,181 $49,702 $61,992 $32,303 $39,112 $43,688 $49,010 $32,239 $46,265 $54,470 $63,420
Annual taxes $3,129 $6,450 $7,670 $9,670 $4,901 $5,952 $6,694 $7,564 $4,892 $7,112 $8,443 $9,901
Required annual income before taxes $23,805 $48,631 $57,372 $71,662 $37,204 $45,065 $50,383 $56,574 $37,131 $53,378 $62,914 $73,321

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $88,377
Business & Financial Operations $62,371
Computer & Mathematical $64,562
Architecture & Engineering $73,255
Life, Physical, & Social Science $62,937
Community & Social Service $48,576
Legal $71,897
Education, Training, & Library $51,477
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $37,363
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,054
Healthcare Support $35,532
Protective Service $44,615
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,111
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $31,263
Personal Care & Service $28,146
Sales & Related $31,561
Office & Administrative Support $37,846
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $37,744
Construction & Extraction $49,368
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $49,358
Production $39,132
Transportation & Material Moving $35,830