Median hourly earnings of wage and salary workers in the United States from 1979 to 2014 (in constant U.S. dollars)

This statistic shows the median hourly earnings of wage and salary workers in the United States from 1979 to 2014. In 2014, the usual median hourly rate of a worker's wage in the United States of America was 13.14 U.S. dollars. Dollar value is based on 2014 U.S. dollars.

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 Wage in constant U.S. dollars
1979 13.5
1980 13.21
1981 12.88
1982 12.74
1983 12.65
1984 12.65
1985 12.67
1986 12.78
1987 12.91
1988 12.94
1989 12.9
1990 12.71
1991 12.71
1992 12.76
1993 12.69
1994 12.65
1995 12.61
1996 12.63
1997 12.87
1998 13.21
1999 13.54
2000 13.63
2001 13.62
2002 13.78
2003 13.96
2004 13.78
2005 13.56
2006 13.8
2007 13.64
2008 13.45
2009 13.73
2010 13.57
2011 13.38
2012 13.2
2013 13.14
2014 13.14
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