U.S. full-time workers inflation adjusted weekly earnings 1979-2022

Median inflation adjusted weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers in the United States from 1979 to 2022

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Release date

January 2024


United States

Survey time period

1979 to 2022

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

The term constant dollars refers to a metric for valuing the price of something over time, without that metric changing due to inflation or deflation. The term specifically refers to dollars whose present value is linked to a given year.

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