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Average Salary in United States 2019

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

6,633 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in United States typically earns around 6,633 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

Median and salary distribution monthly United States

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in United States range between 898 USD per month (minimum salary) to 29,370 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,566 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 6,566 USD while the other half are earning more than 6,566 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 3,359 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,359 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 17,609 USD while 25% are earning more than 17,609 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly United States
Average Salary 2016    =  
6,052 USD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,276 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
6,414 USD
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
6,633 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary

Average Hourly Wage in United States | All Jobs

38 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States | All Jobs is 38 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 38 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
Atlanta6,694 USD
Austin7,773 USD
Baltimore6,799 USD
Boston7,236 USD
Bristol5,619 USD
Chicago7,675 USD
Cincinnati5,675 USD
Cleveland5,867 USD
Dallas7,907 USD
Denver7,163 USD
Detroit7,235 USD
Honolulu5,599 USD
Houston8,244 USD
Indianapolis7,032 USD
Iowa City5,478 USD
Jacksonville7,606 USD
Kansas City6,465 USD
Kent5,539 USD
Las Vegas6,761 USD
Long Beach6,381 USD
Los Angeles8,030 USD
Memphis7,055 USD
Miami6,496 USD
Minneapolis5,900 USD
New Orleans6,171 USD
New York8,496 USD
Oakland6,252 USD
Oklahoma City6,653 USD
Orlando5,954 USD
Philadelphia7,807 USD
Phoenix7,686 USD
Sacramento6,578 USD
San Antonio8,040 USD
San Diego7,633 USD
San Francisco7,310 USD
San Jose7,505 USD
Seattle7,009 USD
Tampa6,153 USD
Vancouver5,571 USD
Washington D.C.7,250 USD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alabama7,097 USD
Alaska6,207 USD
Arizona7,387 USD
Arkansas6,841 USD
California7,816 USD
Colorado7,062 USD
Connecticut6,861 USD
Delaware6,382 USD
District of Columbia6,250 USD
Florida7,785 USD
Georgia7,654 USD
Hawaii6,547 USD
Idaho6,553 USD
Illinois7,746 USD
Indiana7,404 USD
Iowa6,852 USD
Kansas6,858 USD
Kentucky7,075 USD
Louisiana7,082 USD
Maine6,527 USD
Maryland7,377 USD
Massachusetts7,384 USD
Michigan7,673 USD
Minnesota7,257 USD
Mississippi6,841 USD
Missouri7,342 USD
Montana6,501 USD
Nebraska6,719 USD
Nevada6,867 USD
New Hampshire6,590 USD
New Jersey7,661 USD
New Mexico6,816 USD
New York7,960 USD
North Carolina7,015 USD
North Dakota5,734 USD
Ohio7,095 USD
Oklahoma6,456 USD
Oregon6,463 USD
Pennsylvania7,182 USD
Rhode Island5,894 USD
South Carolina6,613 USD
South Dakota5,906 USD
Tennessee6,887 USD
Texas7,349 USD
Utah6,250 USD
Vermont5,800 USD
Virginia7,046 USD
Washington6,988 USD
West Virginia6,211 USD
Wisconsin6,806 USD
Wyoming5,765 USD
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