Average Weekly Wage of the United States
Updated on March 3, 2022.

According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average weekly wage of the United States in the third quarter of 2021 was $1,251; it increased by $10 compared to the second quarter of 2021, and increased by $79 compared to the third quarter of 2020.

The chart and table below shows the quarterly average weekly wages of the United States from 2002 Q1 to 2021 Q3. You can also find links at the bottom of this page for the average weekly wages for each US state.

Average Weekly Wage of the United States ($)
Average Weekly Wages of the United States ($)
Items per page:
0 of 0
Year Quarter Avg. Weekly Wages ($)
2,002 Q1 718
2,002 Q2 687
2,002 Q3 683
2,002 Q4 740
2,003 Q1 730
2,003 Q2 702
2,003 Q3 705
2,003 Q4 768
2,004 Q1 758
2,004 Q2 723
2,004 Q3 732
2,004 Q4 813
2,005 Q1 775
2,005 Q2 751
2,005 Q3 777
2,005 Q4 826
2,006 Q1 842
2,006 Q2 784
2,006 Q3 784
2,006 Q4 862
2,007 Q1 884
2,007 Q2 820
2,007 Q3 818
2,007 Q4 898
2,008 Q1 905
2,008 Q2 841
2,008 Q3 841
2,008 Q4 919
2,009 Q1 882
2,009 Q2 840
2,009 Q3 841
2,009 Q4 943
2,010 Q1 889
2,010 Q2 865
2,010 Q3 870
2,010 Q4 972
2,011 Q1 934
2,011 Q2 891
2,011 Q3 916
2,011 Q4 955
2,012 Q1 983
2,012 Q2 902
2,012 Q3 905
2,012 Q4 1,000
2,013 Q1 989
2,013 Q2 921
2,013 Q3 922
2,013 Q4 1,000
2,014 Q1 1,026
2,014 Q2 940
2,014 Q3 949
2,014 Q4 1,036
2,015 Q1 1,048
2,015 Q2 968
2,015 Q3 974
2,015 Q4 1,083
2,016 Q1 1,042
2,016 Q2 988
2,016 Q3 1,027
2,016 Q4 1,067
2,017 Q1 1,111
2,017 Q2 1,020
2,017 Q3 1,021
2,017 Q4 1,109
2,018 Q1 1,152
2,018 Q2 1,055
2,018 Q3 1,055
2,018 Q4 1,145
2,019 Q1 1,183
2,019 Q2 1,094
2,019 Q3 1,092
2,019 Q4 1,185
2,020 Q1 1,221
2,020 Q2 1,188
2,020 Q3 1,172
2,020 Q4 1,339
2,021 Q1 1,288
2,021 Q2 1,241
2,021 Q3 1,251