Wages in the United States increased to 24.79 USD/Hour in September from 24.78 USD/Hour in August of 2020.

Wages in the United States averaged 11.54 USD/Hour from 1964 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 25.12 USD/Hour in April of 2020 and a record low of 2.50 USD/Hour in February of 1964. This page provides - United States Average Hourly Wages - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Average Hourly Wages - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2020.

Wages in the United States is expected to be 23.36 USD/Hour by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Wages in the United States to stand at 25.48 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Average Hourly Wages is projected to trend around 24.72 USD/Hour in 2021 and 25.61 USD/Hour in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Average Hourly Wages

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
24.79 24.78 25.12 2.50 1964 - 2020 USD/Hour Monthly
Current Prices, SA

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.90 8.40 14.70 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 661.00 1489.00 4781.00 -20787.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 877.00 1022.00 4729.00 -19835.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -216.00 467.00 467.00 -952.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 66.00 36.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 898.00 845.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 10018.00 11183.00 24912.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 749.00 481.00 4485.00 -19409.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 147563.00 147288.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 12580.00 13550.00 23078.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.30 4.70 -1.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.70 34.60 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.40 61.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.94 0.87 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.70 18.60 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 116.86 114.37 116.86 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 110.95 108.31 110.95 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 6645.00 6949.00 7746.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6493.00 6697.00 7520.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 118804.00 115762.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 24.79 24.78 25.12 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.95 22.73 22.95 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth -0.45 -1.27 13.78 -7.00 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.80 2.00 0.20 percent [+]
Population 329.13 327.17 329.13 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Employment Rate 56.60 56.50 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 122423.00 122369.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 25161.00 24973.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 866.25 858.25 5790.25 179.00 Thousand [+]


United States Average Hourly Wages
In the United States, wages are benchmarked using average hourly earnings. Data relate to production employees in mining and logging and manufacturing, construction employees in construction, and nonsupervisory employees in the service-providing industries. These groups account for approximately four-fifths of the total employment on private nonfarm payrolls.