Wages in the United States increased to 25.60 USD/Hour in May from 25.46 USD/Hour in April of 2021. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Wages in the United States averaged 11.70 USD/Hour from 1964 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 25.60 USD/Hour in May of 2021 and a record low of 2.50 USD/Hour in February of 1964. This page provides - United States Average Hourly Wages - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Average Hourly Wages - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on June of 2021.

Wages in the United States is expected to be 25.66 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 25.98 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Average Hourly Wages is projected to trend around 26.94 USD/Hour in 2022 and 28.02 USD/Hour in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Average Hourly Wages

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
25.60 25.46 25.60 2.50 1964 - 2021 USD/Hour Monthly
Current Prices, SA

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 6.10 14.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 559.00 278.00 4846.00 -20679.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 492.00 219.00 4807.00 -19731.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 67.00 59.00 517.00 -948.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 23.00 -32.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 412.00 375.00 6149.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 3518.00 3517.00 23128.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 978.00 654.00 4350.00 -19392.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151620.00 151176.00 158735.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 9316.00 9812.00 23109.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.50 0.70 4.60 -1.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.90 34.90 34.90 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.33 2.60 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.90 11.00 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 119.07 118.56 119.07 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 112.73 111.26 112.73 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 9982.00 8237.00 9982.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 9286.00 8288.00 9286.00 2232.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 24586.00 22913.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 25.60 25.46 25.60 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 23.53 23.46 23.53 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.41 0.10 13.78 -6.64 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.90 0.70 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 329.48 328.33 329.48 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 58.00 57.90 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 126384.00 126161.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims 118.03 71.30 1352.29 32.08 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 25202.00 25024.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 395.00 403.00 5301.25 179.00 Thousand [+]


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.