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Average Salary in United States 2018

How much money does a person working in United States make?

6,152 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in United States typically earns around 6,152 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in United States | All Jobs

25% of people earn
3,350 USD
or less
50% of people earn
5,000 USD
or less
75% of people earn
7,417 USD
or less
Minimum
500 USD
Median
5,000 USD
Maximum
268,667 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in United States range between 500 USD per month (minimum salary) to 268,667 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,000 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 5,000 USD while the other half are earning more than 5,000 USD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 3,350 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,350 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 7,417 USD while 25% are earning more than 7,417 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in United States

How are United States salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
5,764 USD
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
5,879 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
6,044 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
6,152 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Average Hourly Wage in United States | All Jobs

32 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States | All Jobs is 32 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 32 USD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Akron6,036 USD
Albany3,017 USD
Albany7,122 USD
Albuquerque4,428 USD
Alexandria7,684 USD
Allentown4,954 USD
Ames4,111 USD
Anaheim6,606 USD
Anchorage7,818 USD
Ann Arbor6,952 USD
Appleton4,736 USD
Arlington6,361 USD
Arlington7,793 USD
Athens10,097 USD
Atlanta7,030 USD
Auburn4,563 USD
Augusta4,333 USD
Aurora5,152 USD
Aurora7,056 USD
Austin5,716 USD
Bakersfield5,684 USD
Baltimore5,701 USD
Bangor2,600 USD
Baton Rouge6,136 USD
Beaverton5,037 USD
Bellevue6,624 USD
Bellingham4,508 USD
Bend4,479 USD
Bethesda7,983 USD
Bethlehem9,012 USD
Billings3,517 USD
Biloxi9,233 USD
Birmingham7,734 USD
Bloomington3,583 USD
Bloomington3,637 USD
Boise City5,557 USD
Boston7,631 USD
Bowie5,011 USD
Bowling Green3,925 USD
Brick Township7,672 USD
Bridgeport7,666 USD
Brockton2,720 USD
Buffalo4,359 USD
Burlington4,320 USD
Cambridge8,387 USD
Camden11,553 USD
Canton4,550 USD
Cape Coral4,074 USD
Carmel9,778 USD
Cary4,563 USD
Cedar Rapids5,323 USD
Chandler5,953 USD
Charleston7,380 USD
Charleston4,661 USD
Charlotte5,270 USD
Chattanooga4,941 USD
Chesapeake4,133 USD
Cheyenne3,327 USD
Chicago6,620 USD
Cincinnati7,464 USD
Cleveland6,552 USD
Clifton8,207 USD
Clinton5,813 USD
Colorado Springs4,421 USD
Columbia9,098 USD
Columbia7,918 USD
Columbia3,379 USD
Columbus12,040 USD
Columbus6,143 USD
Concord4,750 USD
Corpus Christi10,100 USD
Corvallis7,625 USD
Covington5,558 USD
Dallas5,926 USD
Danbury6,992 USD
Davenport4,039 USD
Dayton6,262 USD
Dearborn4,887 USD
Denver6,516 USD
Des Moines7,092 USD
Detroit6,235 USD
Dover4,532 USD
Dover4,458 USD
Dubuque5,667 USD
Duluth2,846 USD
Durham6,741 USD
Eagan9,271 USD
Eau Claire4,928 USD
Eden Prairie6,189 USD
Edison6,941 USD
El Paso7,005 USD
Elgin3,707 USD
Elizabeth7,833 USD
Enid4,778 USD
Erie3,826 USD
Eugene4,933 USD
Evansville2,587 USD
Everett7,015 USD
Fairbanks6,500 USD
Fall River4,375 USD
Fargo4,167 USD
Fayetteville5,312 USD
Fayetteville4,920 USD
Federal Way7,227 USD
Flint8,674 USD
Fort Collins5,654 USD
Fort Lauderdale5,773 USD
Fort Wayne4,410 USD
Fort Worth6,015 USD
Franklin5,932 USD
Frederick4,417 USD
Fresno5,405 USD
Gaithersburg5,807 USD
Grand Rapids4,922 USD
Green Bay3,970 USD
Greensboro7,419 USD
Greenville5,547 USD
Gresham2,125 USD
Gulfport7,083 USD
Hampton3,250 USD
Hartford6,197 USD
Hattiesburg2,673 USD
Henderson4,167 USD
Henderson4,886 USD
Hialeah3,500 USD
High Point3,895 USD
Hillsboro6,784 USD
Hobbs1,870 USD
Honolulu4,875 USD
Hopkinsville5,833 USD
Houston7,236 USD
Huntsville8,103 USD
Idaho Falls4,521 USD
Indianapolis5,716 USD
Iowa City7,044 USD
Jackson13,986 USD
Jackson4,217 USD
Jacksonville5,342 USD
Janesville5,861 USD
Jersey City6,167 USD
Johnson City4,620 USD
Joliet5,882 USD
Kansas City11,190 USD
Kansas City4,781 USD
Kearney3,973 USD
Keene5,496 USD
Kent9,021 USD
Knoxville7,521 USD
Lafayette6,389 USD
Lafayette5,367 USD
Lakewood4,264 USD
Lancaster3,818 USD
Lansing7,224 USD
Laredo3,458 USD
Las Cruces5,792 USD
Las Vegas5,828 USD
Lawrence3,470 USD
Layton5,654 USD
Lenexa5,025 USD
Levittown2,367 USD
Lexington5,697 USD
Lincoln3,914 USD
Little Rock4,659 USD
Livonia5,392 USD
Long Beach5,935 USD
Los Angeles7,064 USD
Louisville3,964 USD
Lowell6,963 USD
Lubbock8,833 USD
Lynn3,910 USD
Macon4,445 USD
Madison5,844 USD
Manchester5,746 USD
Maple Grove3,678 USD
Marietta5,722 USD
Medford4,667 USD
Memphis6,767 USD
Meridian3,707 USD
Meridian7,675 USD
Mesa4,378 USD
Metairie11,875 USD
Miami5,854 USD
Milwaukee4,793 USD
Minneapolis5,727 USD
Minot7,350 USD
Missoula5,250 USD
Mobile4,620 USD
Montgomery5,273 USD
Morgantown3,081 USD
Muncie7,083 USD
Murfreesboro2,961 USD
Nampa91,722 USD
Naperville5,520 USD
Nashua4,857 USD
Nashville5,734 USD
New Bedford6,729 USD
New Haven5,350 USD
New Orleans5,341 USD
New York7,481 USD
Newark5,733 USD
Newark5,432 USD
Newport News3,971 USD
Norfolk3,460 USD
Norman5,250 USD
North Las Vegas6,654 USD
North Little Rock2,319 USD
Norwalk4,729 USD
O Fallon4,583 USD
Oakland6,832 USD
Ogden4,690 USD
Oklahoma City5,546 USD
Olathe5,217 USD
Omaha5,919 USD
Orem6,498 USD
Orlando6,484 USD
Oshkosh3,250 USD
Overland Park5,729 USD
Owensboro9,283 USD
Parkersburg3,863 USD
Paterson4,450 USD
Pawtucket4,200 USD
Peoria2,400 USD
Peoria5,218 USD
Philadelphia5,946 USD
Phoenix6,030 USD
Pittsburgh6,293 USD
Plano7,999 USD
Plymouth5,369 USD
Port St. Lucie3,395 USD
Portland7,142 USD
Portland4,866 USD
Portsmouth6,602 USD
Portsmouth4,249 USD
Providence6,443 USD
Provo4,505 USD
Quincy9,860 USD
Racine4,237 USD
Raleigh6,530 USD
Rapid City17,467 USD
Reading3,813 USD
Reno5,417 USD
Richmond7,411 USD
Roanoke5,770 USD
Rochester4,917 USD
Rochester5,682 USD
Rockford4,990 USD
Rogers7,521 USD
Roswell4,470 USD
Rutland3,650 USD
Sacramento5,760 USD
Salem3,610 USD
Salina11,992 USD
Salt Lake City6,625 USD
San Antonio5,751 USD
San Diego5,937 USD
San Francisco7,860 USD
San Jose7,953 USD
Sandy4,889 USD
Sandy Springs4,097 USD
Santa Ana5,203 USD
Santa Fe6,750 USD
Savannah2,970 USD
Schenectady3,559 USD
Scottsdale6,679 USD
Scranton5,190 USD
Seattle6,332 USD
Shawnee5,762 USD
Shreveport7,875 USD
Silver Spring4,755 USD
Sioux City4,583 USD
Sioux Falls3,945 USD
South Bend5,499 USD
South Burlington4,956 USD
South Jordan7,518 USD
Sparks3,076 USD
Spartanburg6,146 USD
Spokane5,613 USD
Springfield5,218 USD
Springfield4,684 USD
Springfield3,254 USD
St. Charles3,854 USD
St. Cloud4,322 USD
St. George5,269 USD
St. Louis5,405 USD
St. Paul5,872 USD
St. Petersburg4,337 USD
Stamford6,340 USD
Sterling Heights7,970 USD
Stillwater5,625 USD
Sumter8,911 USD
Syracuse5,445 USD
Tacoma4,405 USD
Tallahassee5,889 USD
Tampa5,251 USD
Tempe5,638 USD
Terre Haute5,867 USD
Toledo10,512 USD
Toms River4,233 USD
Topeka5,240 USD
Towson4,992 USD
Trenton5,687 USD
Tucson6,218 USD
Tulsa5,496 USD
Tuscaloosa4,504 USD
Utica4,721 USD
Vancouver5,853 USD
Virginia Beach4,248 USD
Warren5,742 USD
Warwick3,415 USD
Washington D.C.6,702 USD
Waterbury8,042 USD
Waterloo3,417 USD
Waukegan6,083 USD
Waukesha4,047 USD
West Des Moines4,592 USD
Westminster7,939 USD
Wheeling3,542 USD
Wichita4,514 USD
Wilmington4,698 USD
Wilmington5,089 USD
Winston-Salem4,888 USD
Worcester7,242 USD
Yakima7,480 USD
Yonkers6,727 USD
Youngstown4,458 USD
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