Average Hourly Wage Data by State (3)

Part
01
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Part
01

Average Hourly Wages - 2000

As outlined in row 8 of the attached spreadsheet, the average hourly wages by state in 2001 range from $12.14 in Montana to $22.74 in Connecticut. States with wages $20 and over include California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.

Summary


Research Strategy

To arrive at the average hourly wages per state, we used each state's median salary published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. We also assumed that each year has 2000 working hours (50 working weeks, and each week has 40 working hours). We then divided each median salary by the total number of hours per week.

See calculations below:
The state's average wage in dollars ($) divided by annual work hours
Alabama =29041/2000
Alaska=35144/2000
Arizona=32610/2000
Arkansas=26317/2000
California=41207/2000
Colorado=37168/2000
Connecticut=45486/2000
Delaware=36,535/2000
Florida=30560/2000
Georgia=34214/2000
Hawaii=30628/2000
Idaho=27701/2000
Illinois=38045/2000
Indiana=31030/2000
Iowa=27931/2000
Kansas=29361/2000
Kentucky=28800/2000
Louisiana=27888/2000
Maine=27664/2000
Maryland=36395/2000
Massachusetts=44168/2000
Michigan=37011/2000
Minnesota=35414/2000
Mississippi=25208/2000
Missouri=31384/2000
Montana=24272/2000
Nebraska=27693/2000
Nevada=32277/2000
New Hampshire=34736/2000
New Jersey=43676/2000
New Mexico=27498/2000
New York=45358/2000
North Carolina=31068/2000
North Dakota=24683/2000
Ohio=32508/2000
Oklahoma=26508/2000
Oregon=32776/2000
Pennsylvania=34015/2000
Rhode Island=32615/2000
South Carolina=28179/2000
South Dakota=24802/2000
Tennessee=30557/2000
Texas=34943/2000
Utah=29229/2000
Vermont=28914/2000
Virginia=35172/2000
Washington=37099/2000
West Virginia=26888/2000
Wisconsin=30694/2000
Wyoming=26836/2000
Part
02
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Part
02

Average Hourly Wages - 2001

As outlined in row 9 of the attached spreadsheet, the average hourly wages by state in 2001 range from $12.6 in Montana to $23.48 in Connecticut. States such as Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas and several others had wages under $20. States with wages $20 and over include California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.

Summary


Research Strategy

To arrive at the average hourly wages per state, we used each state's median salary published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. We also assumed that each year has 2000 working hours (50 working weeks, and each week has 40 working hours). We then divided each median salary by the total number of hours per week.

See calculations below:
Average annual wages in dollars ($) divided by the total annual working hours:
Alabama =30090/2000
Alaska=36140/2000
Arizona=33408/2000
Arkansas=27258/2000
California=41358/2000
Colorado=37950/2000
Connecticut=46963/2000
Delaware=38434/2000
Florida=31551/2000
Georgia=35114/2000
Hawaii=31250/2000
Idaho=27765/2000
Illinois=39058/2000
Indiana=31778/2000
Iowa=28840/2000
Kansas=30153/2000
Kentucky=30017/2000
Louisiana=29134/2000
Maine=28815/2000
Maryland=38237/2000
Massachusetts=44976/2000
Michigan=37387/2000
Minnesota=36585/2000
Mississippi=25919/2000
Missouri=32422/2000
Montana=25194/2000
Nebraska=28375/2000
Nevada=33122/2000
New Hampshire=35479/2000
New Jersey=44285/2000
New Mexico=28698/2000
New York=46664/2000
North Carolina=32026/2000
North Dakota=25707/2000
Ohio=33280/2000
Oklahoma=28020/2000
Oregon=33203/2000
Pennsylvania=34976/2000
Rhode Island=33592/2000
South Carolina=29253/2000
South Dakota=25958/2000
Tennessee=31491/2000
Texas=36039/2000
Utah=30074/2000
Vermont=30240/2000
Virginia=36716/2000
Washington=37475/2000
West Virginia=27982/2000
Wisconsin=31556/2000
Wyoming=28025/2000
Part
03
of three
Part
03

Average Hourly Wages - 2002

As outlined in row 10 of the attached spreadsheet, the average hourly wages by state in 2002 range from $14.88 in West Virginia to $27.76 in Alaska. States with wages of $20 and over include Arizona, California, Connecticut, Colorado, and several others.

Summary


Research Strategy

To arrive at the average hourly wages per state, we used each state's median money income published by the US Census Bureau. The data was also corroborated by data published by the State Science and Technology Institute. We also assumed that each year has 2000 working hours (50 working weeks, and each week has 40 working hours). We then divided each median salary by the total number of hours per week.

See calculations below:
The state's average wage in dollars ($) divided by annual work hours
Alabama =36661/2000
Alaska=55525/2000
Arizona=41559/2000
Arkansas=33128/2000
California=47725/2000
Colorado=49238/2000
Connecticut=53791/2000
Delaware=50020/2000
Florida=37512/2000
Georgia=43096/2000
Hawaii=47748/2000
Idaho=38282/2000
Illinois=44808/2000
Indiana=41034/2000
Iowa=41338/2000
Kansas=42346/2000
Kentucky=37905/2000
Louisiana=33930/2000
Maine=37024/2000
Maryland=55394/2000
Massachusetts=51470/2000
Michigan=44239/2000
Minnesota=54070/2000
Mississippi=30761/2000
Missouri=42386/2000
Montana=33736/2000
Nebraska=43550/2000
Nevada=45542/2000
New Hampshire=53734/2000
New Jersey=53581/2000
New Mexico=34554/2000
New York=42375/2000
North Carolina=37642/2000
North Dakota=36281/2000
Ohio=42567/2000
Oklahoma=36317/2000
Oregon=41866/2000
Pennsylvania=43344/2000
Rhode Island=44434/2000
South Carolina=38074/2000
South Dakota=39087/2000
Tennessee=36691/2000
Texas=40829/2000
Utah=47978/2000
Vermont=42221/2000
Virginia=50336/2000
Washington=44174/2000
West Virginia=29752/2000
Wisconsin=45985/2000
Wyoming=40057/2000
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