Average Weekly Wage of California
Updated on July 23, 2022.

According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average weekly wage of California in the fourth quarter of 2021 was $1,804; it increased by $227 compared to the third quarter of 2021, and increased by $82 compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.

The chart and table below shows the quarterly average weekly wages of California from 2003 Q1 to 2021 Q4. You can also find links at the bottom of this page for the average weekly wages for each US state.

Average Weekly Wage of California ($)
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Year Quarter Avg. Weekly Wages ($)
2003 Q1 818
2003 Q2 790
2003 Q3 798
2003 Q4 870
2004 Q1 855
2004 Q2 820
2004 Q3 829
2004 Q4 929
2005 Q1 872
2005 Q2 850
2005 Q3 887
2005 Q4 945
2006 Q1 951
2006 Q2 887
2006 Q3 892
2006 Q4 988
2007 Q1 987
2007 Q2 934
2007 Q3 932
2007 Q4 1035
2008 Q1 1006
2008 Q2 955
2008 Q3 959
2008 Q4 1042
2009 Q1 994
2009 Q2 948
2009 Q3 951
2009 Q4 1074
2010 Q1 1004
2010 Q2 980
2010 Q3 984
2010 Q4 1130
2011 Q1 1066
2011 Q2 1016
2011 Q3 1049
2011 Q4 1100
2012 Q1 1118
2012 Q2 1027
2012 Q3 1035
2012 Q4 1186
2013 Q1 1115
2013 Q2 1047
2013 Q3 1056
2013 Q4 1175
2014 Q1 1164
2014 Q2 1072
2014 Q3 1097
2014 Q4 1209
2015 Q1 1206
2015 Q2 1130
2015 Q3 1134
2015 Q4 1275
2016 Q1 1204
2016 Q2 1156
2016 Q3 1209
2016 Q4 1273
2017 Q1 1295
2017 Q2 1209
2017 Q3 1214
2017 Q4 1348
2018 Q1 1350
2018 Q2 1265
2018 Q3 1261
2018 Q4 1392
2019 Q1 1400
2019 Q2 1324
2019 Q3 1309
2019 Q4 1455
2020 Q1 1458
2020 Q2 1469
2020 Q3 1464
2020 Q4 1722
2021 Q1 1627
2021 Q2 1582
2021 Q3 1577
2021 Q4 1804