Wages in the United States increased to 23.05 USD/Hour in December from 22.96 USD/Hour in November of 2018. Wages in the United States averaged 11.15 USD/Hour from 1964 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 23.05 USD/Hour in December of 2018 and a record low of 2.50 USD/Hour in February of 1964.

Wages in the United States is expected to be 23.65 USD/Hour by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Wages in the United States to stand at 24.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Average Hourly Wages is projected to trend around 25.90 USD/Hour in 2020, according to our econometric models.

United States Average Hourly Wages
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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 3.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 312.00 176.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 301.00 173.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 11.00 3.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 32.00 27.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 213.00 216.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1737.00 1719.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 271.00 157.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 156945.00 156803.00 156945.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6294.00 6018.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.40 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.10 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.80 0.77 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.70 8.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.05 108.81 109.60 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.69 105.10 105.69 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6540.00 7320.00 7320.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6888.00 7131.00 7293.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 43884.00 53073.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.05 22.96 23.05 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.20 4.49 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.91 21.80 21.91 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 325.72 323.41 325.72 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 60.60 60.60 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129913.00 129755.00 129913.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26994.00 27039.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2380.00 2270.00 2380.00 2160.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1560.00 1660.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23.05 22.96 23.05 2.50 1964 - 2018 USD/Hour Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 33590.00 Oct/18
Australia 1207.40 Jun/18
Brazil 2238.00 Nov/18
Canada 25.38 Oct/18
China 74318.00 Dec/17
France 2998.00 Dec/15
Germany 3875.00 Jun/18
India 272.19 Dec/14
Italy 2434.00 Dec/17
Japan 321210.00 Nov/18
Mexico 352.70 Nov/18
Russia 42750.00 Nov/18
Singapore 4962.00 Sep/18
South Africa 20860.00 Sep/18
South Korea 3737254.00 Sep/18
Spain 1842.62 Sep/18
Switzerland 6260.00 Dec/17
Turkey 2207.00 Dec/14
United Kingdom 528.00 Oct/18
United States 23.05 Dec/18


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