Wages in the United States increased to 23.59 USD/Hour in August from 23.46 USD/Hour in July of 2019. Wages in the United States averaged 11.29 USD/Hour from 1964 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 23.59 USD/Hour in August of 2019 and a record low of 2.50 USD/Hour in February of 1964.

Wages in the United States is expected to be 23.98 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 24.38 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Average Hourly Wages is projected to trend around 25.85 USD/Hour in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 130.00 159.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 96.00 131.00 1092.00 -1766.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 34.00 28.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 3.00 4.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 204.00 219.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1670.00 1674.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 195.00 142.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 157878.00 157288.00 157878.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6044.00 6063.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.40 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.30 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.20 63.00 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.71 0.87 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.60 8.50 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.98 111.28 111.98 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.54 106.93 107.54 25.99 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7471.00 7225.00 7884.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7217.00 7248.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 53480.00 38845.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.59 23.46 23.59 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.19 22.13 22.19 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 5.20 5.45 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.70 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 327.17 325.15 327.17 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 60.90 60.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 130789.00 130429.00 130789.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26974.00 26861.00 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 Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23.59 23.46 23.59 2.50 1964 - 2019 USD/Hour Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 42208.00 May/19
Australia 1237.90 Jun/19
Brazil 2286.00 Jul/19
Canada 25.74 Jun/19
China 82461.00 Dec/18
France 2988.00 Dec/16
Germany 3932.00 Mar/19
India 272.19 Dec/14
Italy 2467.00 Dec/18
Japan 427395.00 Jul/19
Mexico 380.72 Jul/19
Russia 45900.00 Jul/19
Singapore 5225.00 Jun/19
South Africa 20855.00 Mar/19
South Korea 3585588.00 Jun/19
Spain 1876.19 Mar/19
Switzerland 6291.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom 542.00 Jul/19
United States 23.59 Aug/19


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