Annual private industry wages per employee in the United States in 2017, by state (in U.S. dollars)

Private industry wages per employee in the U.S. 2017, by state This statistic shows annual private industry wages per employee in the United States in 2017, by state. In 2017, the average wage in private industry in Alabama was at 45,067 U.S. dollars. Employees in the District of Columbia topped the ranking with 85,576 U.S. dollars.
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StateMean wage and salary
District of Columbia85,576
New York71,852
Massachusetts70,672
Connecticut67,278
California65,492
New Jersey63,677
Washington62,274
Illinois58,420
Colorado57,294
Maryland57,205
Minnesota56,658
Texas56,591
Virginia55,985
New Hampshire55,842
Delaware55,775
United States55,331
Pennsylvania53,674
Georgia52,851
Alaska52,349
Michigan52,308
Rhode Island50,911
North Dakota50,816
Oregon50,502
Arizona49,752
Tennessee49,003
North Carolina48,987
Ohio48,572
Missouri47,810
Florida47,767
Wisconsin47,212
Hawaii47,045
Nevada46,984
Louisiana46,810
Utah46,635
Indiana46,422
Kansas45,849
Iowa45,526
Wyoming45,276
Oklahoma45,169
Vermont45,146
Alabama45,067
Kentucky44,997
Nebraska44,395
South Carolina43,638
Maine43,456
West Virginia42,807
Arkansas42,703
South Dakota42,343
New Mexico42,061
Idaho41,304
Montana40,888
Mississippi37,932
StateMean wage and salary
District of Columbia85,576
New York71,852
Massachusetts70,672
Connecticut67,278
California65,492
New Jersey63,677
Washington62,274
Illinois58,420
Colorado57,294
Maryland57,205
Minnesota56,658
Texas56,591
Virginia55,985
New Hampshire55,842
Delaware55,775
United States55,331
Pennsylvania53,674
Georgia52,851
Alaska52,349
Michigan52,308
Rhode Island50,911
North Dakota50,816
Oregon50,502
Arizona49,752
Tennessee49,003
North Carolina48,987
Ohio48,572
Missouri47,810
Florida47,767
Wisconsin47,212
Hawaii47,045
Nevada46,984
Louisiana46,810
Utah46,635
Indiana46,422
Kansas45,849
Iowa45,526
Wyoming45,276
Oklahoma45,169
Vermont45,146
Alabama45,067
Kentucky44,997
Nebraska44,395
South Carolina43,638
Maine43,456
West Virginia42,807
Arkansas42,703
South Dakota42,343
New Mexico42,061
Idaho41,304
Montana40,888
Mississippi37,932
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This statistic shows annual private industry wages per employee in the United States in 2017, by state. In 2017, the average wage in private industry in Alabama was at 45,067 U.S. dollars. Employees in the District of Columbia topped the ranking with 85,576 U.S. dollars.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017

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