United States Average Hourly Wages  1964-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Wages in the United States increased to 22.30 USD/Hour in December from 22.23 USD/Hour in November of 2017. Wages in the United States averaged 10.94 USD/Hour from 1964 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 22.30 USD/Hour in December of 2017 and a record low of 2.50 USD/Hour in February of 1964.

United States Average Hourly Wages
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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.10 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 148.00 252.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 146.00 239.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 2.00 13.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 25.00 31.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 261.00 250.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1867.00 1902.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 250.00 185.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 154021.00 153918.00 154345.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6576.00 6610.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.94 0.99 2.80 0.94 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.90 9.60 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.36 108.42 109.07 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 108.87 108.07 108.87 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5661.00 6263.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5879.00 5925.00 6177.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 32423.00 35038.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.30 22.23 22.30 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.20 21.10 21.20 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.22 2.75 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 324.30 322.06 324.30 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Employment Rate 60.10 60.10 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 2240.00 2150.00 2240.00 2120.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1540.00 1460.00 1540.00 1420.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27257.00 27110.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 126723.00 126827.00 126827.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 USD/Month [+]


United States Average Hourly Wages

In the United States, wages are benchmarked using average hourly earnings. Data relate to production employees in mining and logging and manufacturing, construction employees in construction, and nonsupervisory employees in the service-providing industries. These groups account for approximately four-fifths of the total employment on private nonfarm payrolls. This page provides - United States Average Hourly Wages - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Average Hourly Wages - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
22.30 22.23 22.30 2.50 1964 - 2017 USD/Hour Monthly
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wages by Country
Country Last
Australia 1179.00 Jun/17
Brazil 2142.00 Nov/17
Canada 24.34 Oct/17
China 67569.00 Dec/16
France 2957.00 Dec/14
Germany 3775.00 Jun/17
India 272.19 Dec/14
Italy 2167.84 Dec/11
Japan 314402.00 Nov/17
Mexico 333.01 Nov/17
Russia 38720.00 Nov/17
South Korea 3575612.00 Sep/17
Spain 1809.12 Sep/17
Switzerland 6257.26 Dec/16
United Kingdom 510.00 Oct/17
United States 22.30 Dec/17


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