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
    • Mean annual wage in the U.S., by major occupational group 2019

    • Total compensation per employee, by industry U.S. 2019

    • Wage and salary of U.S. employees, by industry 2019

    • U.S. largest occupations: annual mean wages 2019

    • Weekly earnings of U.S. wage workers, by gender 2019

    • Weekly earnings of U.S. wage workers, by age 2019

    • U.S. full-time wage and salary workers: weekly earnings by ethnicity 2019

    • Full-time wage and salary in the U.S.: workers weekly earnings by education 2019

    • Weekly earnings in the U.S. in 2019, by ethnicity and occupation

    • Mean earnings by educational attainment and ethnicity/race 2019

    • U.S. average annual real wages 2000-2019

  • 2. Change in compensation over time
    • U.S. personal income 1990-2020

    • Annual mean wages and salary per employee in the U.S. 2000-2019

    • Total compensation per employee in the U.S. 2000-2019

    • Median weekly earnings of full time wage and salary workers U.S. 1979-2019

    • Monthly average hourly earnings of U.S. nonfarm payroll employees March 2021

    • Monthly real average hourly earnings for all employees in the U.S. 2020/21

    • U.S. nonfarm business sector real hourly compensation - quarterly percent change 2020

    • U.S. manufacturing sector real hourly compensation - quarterly percent change 2021

    • U.S. nonfinancial corporate sector real compensation - quarterly percent change 2020

  • 3. From highest pay to lowest pay
    • Highest paying occupations in the U.S. 2020

    • Best and worst paying management jobs U.S. 2019

    • Minimum wages in the United States, by state 2021

    • Share of U.S. workers paid minimum wage or less 1979-2019

    • Highest-paid CEOs in the U.S. 2019

    • CEO-to-worker compensation ratio of top firms in the U.S. 1965-2019

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