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Wage and salary workers in the U.S.: inflation adjusted hourly earnings 1979-2018

This statistic shows the median inflation adjusted hourly earnings of wage and salary workers in the United States from 1979 to 2018. In 2018, the usual median hourly rate of a worker's wage in the United States was 14.99 U.S. dollars. Dollar value is based on 2018 U.S. dollars.

Median inflation adjusted hourly earnings of wage and salary workers in the United States from 1979 to 2018

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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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