Living Wage Calculation for Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN

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 $15.65 $32.94 $41.53 $54.72 $25.60 $30.36 $34.11 $38.00 $12.25 $17.91 $22.74 $27.46
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 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

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 $8,961 $17,922 $26,883 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,961 $17,922 $26,883
Medical $2,696 $7,592 $7,280 $7,420 $6,221 $7,280 $7,420 $7,073 $6,221 $7,280 $7,420 $7,073
Housing $9,830 $14,547 $14,547 $20,634 $11,628 $14,547 $14,547 $20,634 $9,830 $14,547 $14,547 $20,634
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 $25,711 $54,134 $67,551 $89,007 $42,062 $49,883 $56,048 $62,439 $40,264 $58,844 $73,970 $89,322
Annual taxes $6,834 $14,390 $18,831 $24,813 $11,181 $13,260 $14,899 $16,598 $10,703 $15,642 $20,621 $24,901
Required annual income before taxes $32,545 $68,524 $86,383 $113,820 $53,244 $63,143 $70,947 $79,036 $50,968 $74,486 $94,591 $114,223

Typical Annual Salaries

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

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $119,472
Business & Financial Operations $73,762
Computer & Mathematical $92,371
Architecture & Engineering $83,143
Life, Physical, & Social Science $75,521
Community & Social Service $49,986
Legal $81,465
Education, Training, & Library $52,656
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $55,122
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $78,754
Healthcare Support $31,172
Protective Service $45,771
Food Preparation & Serving Related $26,476
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $32,942
Personal Care & Service $28,973
Sales & Related $34,436
Office & Administrative Support $44,104
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $35,080
Construction & Extraction $66,836
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $53,485
Production $40,789
Transportation & Material Moving $38,068