United States Average Hourly Wages  1964-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Wages in the United States increased to 22.23 USD/Hour in September from 22.14 USD/Hour in August of 2017. Wages in the United States averaged 10.88 USD/Hour from 1964 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 22.23 USD/Hour in September 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 4.20 4.40 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls -33.00 169.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private -40.00 164.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 7.00 5.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -1.00 41.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 222.00 244.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1888.00 1904.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 135.00 228.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 154345.00 153439.00 154345.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6801.00 7132.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.50 0.20 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.10 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.08 1.08 2.80 1.01 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.10 8.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.81 108.75 109.07 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 108.08 107.66 108.08 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6200.00 6502.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6082.00 6140.00 6140.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 32346.00 33825.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.23 22.14 22.23 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.96 20.85 20.96 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 2.95 3.49 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.80 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.50 3.30 32.00 -48.40 Index Points [+]
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 [+]
Living Wage Family 1496.20 1497.50 1497.50 1433.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1407.76 1399.20 1407.76 1302.75 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27650.00 27569.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 126690.00 125755.00 126690.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.40 60.10 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
22.23 22.14 22.23 2.50 1964 - 2017 USD/Hour Monthly
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wages by Country

Last
Australia 1179.00 Jun/17
Brazil 2105.00 Aug/17
Canada 24.02 Jul/17
China 67569.00 Dec/16
Euro Area 1681.00 Mar/14
France 2957.00 Dec/14
Germany 3745.00 Dec/16
India 272.19 Dec/14
Italy 2167.84 Dec/11
Japan 301.70 Aug/17
Mexico 336.24 Aug/17
Russia 37520.00 Sep/17
South Korea 3332086.00 Jun/17
Spain 1942.01 Jun/17
Switzerland 6257.26 Dec/16
United Kingdom 507.00 Aug/17
United States 22.23 Sep/17