Wages in the United States decreased to 25 USD/Hour in May from 25.14 USD/Hour in April of 2020.

Wages in the United States averaged 11.46 USD/Hour from 1964 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 25.14 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 July of 2020.

Wages in the United States is expected to be 22.80 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 25.25 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
25.00 25.14 25.14 2.50 1964 - 2020 USD/Hour Monthly
Current Prices, SA

United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 13.30 14.70 14.70 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 2509.00 -20687.00 2509.00 -20687.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 3094.00 -19724.00 3094.00 -19724.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -585.00 -963.00 427.00 -963.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 225.00 -1324.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 1480.00 1540.00 6867.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 19522.00 20289.00 24912.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change -2760.00 -19557.00 314.00 -19557.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 137242.00 133403.00 158803.00 57172.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 20985.00 23078.00 23078.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings -1.00 4.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.70 34.20 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.80 60.20 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.74 0.60 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 25.20 27.40 27.40 4.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 113.42 112.01 113.42 17.00 points [+]
Productivity 108.03 108.28 108.28 25.99 points [+]
Job Vacancies 5347.00 6060.00 7746.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5046.00 6011.00 7520.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 397016.00 671129.00 671129.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 25.00 25.14 25.14 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.70 22.82 22.82 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth -5.66 -8.34 13.78 -8.34 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.70 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 52.80 51.30 64.70 51.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 116523.00 114322.00 131755.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Jobless Claims 4-week Average 1620.75 1781.50 5790.25 179.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 20741.00 19106.00 28134.00 10086.00 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.