Living Wage Calculation for Grand Forks, 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 $12.84 $27.42 $34.11 $44.58 $21.64 $25.99 $29.53 $32.24 $10.54 $15.06 $18.89 $22.38
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 $7,195 $14,391 $21,587 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,195 $14,391 $21,587
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 $6,840 $9,984 $9,984 $14,400 $7,800 $9,984 $9,984 $14,400 $6,840 $9,984 $9,984 $14,400
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 $22,657 $47,780 $59,432 $77,452 $37,710 $45,294 $51,460 $56,180 $36,750 $52,490 $65,851 $77,767
Annual taxes $4,052 $9,250 $11,506 $15,272 $7,301 $8,769 $9,963 $10,877 $7,115 $10,162 $12,749 $15,334
Required annual income before taxes $26,709 $57,030 $70,939 $92,723 $45,010 $54,064 $61,423 $67,056 $43,864 $62,652 $78,600 $93,101

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $90,059
Business & Financial Operations $62,764
Computer & Mathematical $70,457
Architecture & Engineering $72,135
Life, Physical, & Social Science $60,892
Community & Social Service $51,562
Legal $66,232
Education, Training, & Library $52,042
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $41,526
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $0
Healthcare Support $33,781
Protective Service $51,449
Food Preparation & Serving Related $25,095
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $29,607
Personal Care & Service $24,655
Sales & Related $27,121
Office & Administrative Support $38,088
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $48,830
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $47,408
Production $41,474
Transportation & Material Moving $39,203