Average wage and salary in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about average wages in the U.S.

This dossier presents graphs and tables about average wage and salary in the United States. The dossier contains data on average wages, change in compensation over time, and the best paying occupations in the United States.

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  • 1. Overview on average wages
    • Median annual wage in the U.S. in 2017, by major occupational group

    • Total compensation per employee in the U.S. 2017, by industry

    • Wage and salary of U.S. employees 2017, by industry

    • U.S. largest occupations: annual mean wages 2017

    • Weekly earnings of U.S. wage workers 2017, by gender

    • Weekly earnings of U.S. wage workers in 2017, by age

    • U.S. full-time wage and salary workers: weekly earnings by ethnicity 2017

    • Full-time wage and salary in the U.S.: workers weekly earnings by education 2017

    • Weekly earnings in the U.S. in 2016, by ethnicity and occupation

    • Mean earnings by educational attainment and ethnicity/race 2017

    • U.S. average annual real wages 2000-2017

  • 2. Change in compensation over time
    • U.S. personal income 1990-2017

    • Annual mean wages and salary per employee in the U.S. 2000-2017

    • Total compensation per employee in the U.S. 2000-2017

    • Full-time wage and salary workers - Weekly earnings

    • Monthly average hourly earnings of U.S. nonfarm payroll employees November 2018

    • Monthly real average hourly earnings for all employees in the U.S. 2017/18

    • U.S. nonfarm business sector real hourly compensation - quarterly percent change

    • U.S. manufacturing sector real hourly compensation - quarterly percent change

    • U.S. nonfinancial corporate sector real compensation - quarterly percent change

  • 3. From highest pay to lowest pay
    • Highest paying occupations in the U.S. 2017

    • Best and worst paying management jobs in the U.S. 2017

    • Minimum wages in the United States 2018, by state

    • Share of U.S. workers paid minimum wage or less 1979-2017

    • Highest-paid CEOs in the U.S. 2017

    • CEO-to-worker compensation ratio of top firms in the U.S. 1965-2014

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