Wages in the United States increased to 23.43 USD/Hour in June from 23.39 USD/Hour in May of 2019. Wages in the United States averaged 11.26 USD/Hour from 1964 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 23.43 USD/Hour in June of 2019 and a record low of 2.50 USD/Hour in February of 1964.

Wages in the United States is expected to be 23.91 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 24.08 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Average Hourly Wages is projected to trend around 26.43 USD/Hour in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 224.00 72.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 191.00 83.00 1092.00 -1766.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 33.00 -11.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 17.00 3.00 655.00 -1715.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 209.00 222.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1723.00 1696.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 102.00 41.00 360.00 -706.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 157005.00 156758.00 157005.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 5975.00 5888.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.80 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.87 0.80 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.10 8.50 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.71 109.16 109.61 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 106.96 106.06 106.96 26.02 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7230.00 7739.00 7884.00 2157.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7323.00 7372.00 7626.00 2264.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 41977.00 58577.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.43 23.39 23.43 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 22.03 22.04 22.04 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.59 3.56 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.70 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 327.17 325.15 327.17 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 60.60 60.60 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 130148.00 129695.00 130159.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26807.00 26981.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2380.00 2270.00 2380.00 2160.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1560.00 1660.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]


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. This page provides - United States Average Hourly Wages - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Average Hourly Wages - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23.43 23.39 23.43 2.50 1964 - 2019 USD/Hour Monthly
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Argentina 40911.00 Apr/19
Australia 1225.30 Dec/18
Brazil 2289.00 May/19
Canada 25.75 Apr/19
China 82461.00 Dec/18
France 2988.00 Dec/16
Germany 3932.00 Mar/19
India 272.19 Dec/14
Italy 2434.00 Dec/17
Japan 313061.00 May/19
Mexico 377.49 May/19
Russia 48510.00 May/19
Singapore 6005.00 Mar/19
South Africa 20855.00 Mar/19
South Korea 4021244.00 Mar/19
Spain 1876.19 Mar/19
Switzerland 6291.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom 536.00 May/19
United States 23.43 Jun/19


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