United States Average Hourly Wages  1964-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Wages in the United States increased to 21.49 USD/Hour in May from 21.46 USD/Hour in April of 2016. Wages in the United States averaged 10.60 USD/Hour from 1964 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 21.49 USD/Hour in May of 2016 and a record low of 2.50 USD/Hour in February of 1964. Wages in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
21.49 21.46 21.49 2.50 1964 - 2016 USD/Hour Monthly
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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 July of 2016.


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 5.00 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 38.00 123.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 25.00 171.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 13.00 -11.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -10.00 2.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 268.00 259.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2120.00 2142.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 173.00 205.00 357.00 -881.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 151030.00 151004.00 151320.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7436.00 7920.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.40 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.60 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.19 1.29 2.80 1.19 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.40 10.80 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.86 106.13 106.59 27.57 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 109.67 108.59 109.67 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6077.00 5729.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5788.00 5670.00 5788.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 30157.00 105696.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.49 21.46 21.49 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.41 20.40 20.41 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.60 5.20 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index -4.80 -0.90 28.50 -43.60 [+]
Population 321.57 319.07 321.57 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 27936.00 27797.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1750.00 1650.00 1750.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4140.00 4090.00 4140.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 2600.00 2740.00 2740.00 2600.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1620.00 1670.00 1670.00 1620.00 USD/Month [+]
Full Time Employment 123135.00 123194.00 123447.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.70 59.70 64.70 55.00 percent [+]




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