Median hourly earnings of wage and salary workers in the United States from 1979 to 2016 (in constant 2015 U.S. dollars)

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Wage in constant 2015 U.S. dollars
197913.7
198013.39
198113.07
198212.92
198312.82
198412.84
198512.83
198612.97
198713.07
198813.14
198913.07
199012.89
199112.89
199212.95
199312.88
199412.84
199512.79
199612.8
199713.06
199813.4
199913.73
200013.82
200113.81
200213.98
200314.16
200413.98
200513.75
200614
200713.83
200813.63
200913.91
201013.77
201113.56
201213.38
201313.32
201413.33
201513.6
201614

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This statistic shows the median hourly earnings of wage and salary workers in the United States from 1979 to 2016. In 2016, the usual median hourly rate of a worker's wage in the United States of America was 14 U.S. dollars. Dollar value is based on 2016 U.S. dollars.
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Release date
August 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1979-2016
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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