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

Wages in the United States increased to 21.33 USD/Hour in January from 21.22 USD/Hour in December of 2015. Wages in the United States averaged 10.53 USD/Hour from 1964 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 21.33 USD/Hour in January 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.

United States Average Hourly Wages
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
21.33 21.22 21.33 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 February of 2016.


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 5.00 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 151.00 262.00 1115.00 -1967.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 158.00 251.00 1089.00 -814.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -7.00 11.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 29.00 13.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 285.00 278.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 2255.00 2268.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 205.00 229.00 343.00 -826.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 150544.00 149929.00 150544.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7791.00 7904.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.50 0.00 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.60 34.50 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.60 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.31 1.32 2.80 1.30 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.20 11.20 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.67 105.93 106.50 27.56 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 109.47 106.85 107.23 17.12 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 4972.00 5604.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5607.00 5349.00 5668.00 2146.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 75100.00 105696.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.33 21.22 21.33 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.46 4.27 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.15 20.16 20.16 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.60 1.60 0.20 Percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 0.40 2.90 28.50 -43.60 [+]
Population 318.86 316.50 318.86 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 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1440.00 1500.00 1500.00 1440.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4000.00 4100.00 4100.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27364.00 27359.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 59.60 59.50 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 123141.00 122603.00 123141.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]




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