White full-time wage and salary workers in the U.S.: weekly earnings 1979-2018

This statistic shows the median inflation adjusted weekly earnings of white full-time wage and salary workers in the United States from 1979 to 2018. In 2018, the median usual weekly earnings of a white full-time employee in the United States amounted to 916 U.S. dollars. Dollar value is based on 2018 U.S. dollars.

Median inflation adjusted weekly earnings of White full-time wage and salary workers in the United States from 1979 to 2018

Wage in constant 2018 U.S. dollars
2018916
2017912
2016902
2015885
2014866
2013866
2012867
2011867
2010883
2009888
2008868
2007869
2006861
2005866
2004876
2003870
2002873
2001868
2000863
1999867
1998841
1997812
1996810
1995811
1994813
1993815
1992806
1991796
1990793
1989802
1988808
1987814
1986814
1985795
1984776
1983769
1982777
1981774
1980782
1979803
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1979 to 2018

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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