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United States Wages: Minimum and Average

United States Wages Data

Indicator Data Period
Minimum Wages 7.25 USD/Hour | 1160 USD/Month 2020
Wages 25.21 USD/Hour | 4033.6 USD/Month Mar/21
Wage Growth  -0.01 % Feb/21
Wages High Skilled 4520 USD/Month 2018
Wages in Manufacturing 23.29 USD/Hour | 3726.4 USD/Month Mar/21
Wages Low Skilled  1960 USD/Month 2018


Latest data on Minimum Wages (USD/Hour)

Minimum Wages
                     United States - Historical Data (USD/Hour)

What is minimum wage in United States?

  • Minimum Wages in United States remained unchanged at 7.25 USD/Hour (1160 USD/Month) in 2020. The maximum rate of minimum wage for employees was 7.25 USD/Hour and minimum was 0.25 USD/Hour.
  • Data published Yearly by Department of Labor.

Historical Data (USD/Hour) by years

Data
Period
Date
7.25 2020 05.02.2020
7.25 2019 16.01.2019
7 2018 19.06.2018
7.25 2017 11.08.2017
7.25 2016 31.12.2016
7.25 2015 31.12.2015
7.25 2014 31.12.2014
7.25 2013 31.12.2013


Historical Chart by presidents (USD/Hour)

Minimum Wages in United States by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Donald Trump 20.01.2017 - 7.2500 7.0000 7.2500 7.0000 -3.45%
Barack Obama 20.01.2009 - 20.01.2017 7.2500 7.2500 7.2500 7.2500 0.00%
George W. Bush 20.01.2001 - 20.01.2009 5.1500 6.5500 6.5500 5.1500 27.18%
Bill Clinton 20.01.1993 - 20.01.2001 4.2500 5.1500 5.1500 4.2500 21.18%
George H. W. Bush 20.01.1989 - 20.01.1993 3.3500 4.2500 4.2500 3.3500 26.87%
Ronald Reagan 20.01.1981 - 20.01.1989 3.3500 3.3500 3.3500 3.3500 0.00%
Jimmy Carter 20.01.1977 - 20.01.1989 2.3000 3.3500 3.3500 2.3000 45.65%
Gerald Ford 20.01.1974 - 20.01.1977 2.0000 2.3000 2.3000 2.0000 15.00%
Richard Nixon 20.01.1969 - 20.01.1974 1.6000 1.6000 1.6000 1.6000 0.00%


Latest data on Wages (USD/Hour)

Wages
                     United States - Historical Data (USD/Hour)

What is average wage in United States?

  • Average Wages in United States increased to 25.21 USD/Hour (4033.6 USD/Month) in March 2021. The maximum rate of average wage for employees was 25.21 USD/Hour and minimum was 2.5 USD/Hour.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Historical Data (USD/Hour) by years

Data
Period
Date
25.21 Mar/21 03.04.2021
25.19 Feb/21 06.03.2021
25.18 Jan/21 05.02.2021
25.09 Dec/20 09.01.2021
24.87 Nov/20 04.12.2020
24.82 Oct/20 06.11.2020
24.79 Sep/20 03.10.2020
24.81 Aug/20 05.09.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (USD/Hour)

Wages in United States by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Donald Trump 20.01.2017 - 21.8300 22.5900 22.5900 21.8300 3.48%
Barack Obama 20.01.2009 - 20.01.2017 18.4100 21.8000 21.8000 18.4100 18.41%
George W. Bush 20.01.2001 - 20.01.2009 14.2900 18.3800 18.3800 14.2900 28.62%
Bill Clinton 20.01.1993 - 20.01.2001 10.9300 14.2900 14.2900 10.9300 30.74%
George H. W. Bush 20.01.1989 - 20.01.1993 9.6500 10.8900 10.8900 9.6500 12.85%
Ronald Reagan 20.01.1981 - 20.01.1989 7.1900 9.6000 9.6000 7.1900 33.52%
Jimmy Carter 20.01.1977 - 20.01.1989 5.2600 9.6000 9.6000 5.2600 82.51%
Gerald Ford 20.01.1974 - 20.01.1977 4.2600 5.2300 5.2300 4.2600 22.77%
Richard Nixon 20.01.1969 - 20.01.1974 3.1200 4.2500 4.2500 3.1200 36.22%


Latest data on Wage Growth  (%)

Wage Growth 
                     United States - Historical Data (%)

What is the growth rate of wages in United States?

  • Wage Growth in United States decreased by 0.01 % in February 2021 over the same month in the previous year. The maximum growth was 13.78 % and minimum was -6.64 %
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
-0.01 Feb/21 26.03.2021
2.31 Dec/20 04.02.2021
2.11 Oct/20 25.11.2020
0.53 Sep/20 30.10.2020
-0.45 Aug/20 01.10.2020
-1.14 Jul/20 28.08.2020
-2.42 Jun/20 31.07.2020
-5.66 May/20 26.06.2020


Historical Chart by YoY presidents (%)

Wage Growth  in United States by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Wages High Skilled (USD/Month)

Wages High Skilled
                     United States - Historical Data (USD/Month)

How much is average wage for high skilled employees in United States?

  • Average wages for high skilled employees in United States increased to 4520 USD/Month. The maximum level was 4950 USD/Month and minimum was 4330 USD/Month.
  • Data published Yearly by Wageindicator Foundation.

Historical Data (USD/Month) by years

Data
Period
Date
4520 2018 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (USD/Month)

Wages High Skilled in United States by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Wages in Manufacturing (USD/Hour)

Wages in Manufacturing
                     United States - Historical Data (USD/Hour)

How much is average wage in manufacturing in United States?

  • Average wages in manufacturing sector in United States increased to 23.29 USD/Hour (3726.4 USD/Month). The maximum level was 23.29 USD/Hour and minimum was 1.27 USD/Hour.
  • Data published Monthly by Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Historical Data (USD/Hour) by years

Data
Period
Date
23.29 Mar/21 03.04.2021
23.2 Feb/21 06.03.2021
23.23 Jan/21 05.02.2021
23.22 Dec/20 09.01.2021
23.08 Nov/20 04.12.2020
22.95 Oct/20 06.11.2020
22.95 Sep/20 03.10.2020
22.75 Aug/20 05.09.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (USD/Hour)

Wages in Manufacturing in United States by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Wages Low Skilled  (USD/Month)

Wages Low Skilled 
                     United States - Historical Data (USD/Month)

How much is average wage for low skilled employees in United States?

  • Average wages for low skilled employees in United States increased to 1960 USD/Month. The maximum level was 2340 USD/Month and minimum was 1760 USD/Month.
  • Data published Yearly by Wageindicator Foundation.

Historical Data (USD/Month) by years

Data
Period
Date
1960 2018 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (USD/Month)

Wages Low Skilled  in United States by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in United States

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2020 66 66
Unemployment Rate Mar/21 6 % 6.2
Initial Jobless Claims 576 K 769
Job Vacancies Feb/21 7151 K 7080
Labor Force Participation Rate Mar/21 61.5 % 61.4
Living Wage Individual 2018 1660 USD/Month 1560
Non Farm Payrolls  Mar/21 916 K 468

Wages in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Panama 2019 1209.242 USD/Month 1422.284
Brazil Jan/21 452.955 USD/Month 450.439
Chile Jan/21 1207.722 USD/Month 1190.782
Argentina Dec/20 1103.613 USD/Month 747.33
Canada Jan/21 3531.223 USD/Month 3501.87
Ecuador 2020 467 USD/Month 460
Mexico Mar/21 452.26 USD/Month 455.437
Peru Feb/21 418.708 USD/Month 429.054
United States Mar/21 4033.6 USD/Month 4030.4
Uruguay 2019 790.833 USD/Month 727.746
Cuba 2019 34.136 USD/Month 30.175
Nicaragua Dec/20 313.105 USD/Month 313.105