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 $14.98 $30.26 $37.90 $50.70 $23.70 $29.18 $34.67 $38.07 $11.61 $16.80 $21.76 $25.75
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 $7,735 $15,471 $23,206 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,735 $15,471 $23,206
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 $7,476 $10,596 $10,596 $15,168 $8,328 $10,596 $10,596 $15,168 $7,476 $10,596 $10,596 $15,168
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 $26,464 $52,874 $66,220 $88,349 $41,416 $50,982 $60,589 $66,524 $40,564 $58,718 $76,060 $89,730
Annual taxes $4,688 $10,064 $12,604 $17,105 $7,883 $9,704 $11,532 $12,662 $7,721 $11,176 $14,477 $17,372
Required annual income before taxes $31,152 $62,937 $78,824 $105,453 $49,299 $60,686 $72,122 $79,186 $48,285 $69,894 $90,537 $107,102

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $99,564
Business & Financial Operations $68,352
Computer & Mathematical $77,960
Architecture & Engineering $77,992
Life, Physical, & Social Science $70,074
Community & Social Service $56,528
Legal $76,131
Education, Training, & Library $53,907
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $46,106
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $0
Healthcare Support $36,369
Protective Service $56,742
Food Preparation & Serving Related $27,317
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,753
Personal Care & Service $26,354
Sales & Related $30,195
Office & Administrative Support $41,291
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $39,858
Construction & Extraction $52,719
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $52,879
Production $43,945
Transportation & Material Moving $41,944