Median hourly wages by region, 2015–2017 average

Median wage
Other Northeast $20.25
Other Pacific $19.00
California $18.69
Great Lakes $18.00
Texas $17.00
Other West $17.00
Other Southeast $16.88
Other Midwest $16.71
Manufacturing Southeast $16.20

Notes: Calculations reflect pooled data for 2015 through 2017 to ensure sufficient sample sizes. Dollar values are constant 2017 dollars. See Table 3 for a list of the states in each region.

Region States
Great Lakes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
Manufacturing Southeast Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
California California
Texas Texas
Other Northeast Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont
Other Southeast Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Virginia, West Virginia
Other Midwest Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska,  North Dakota, South Dakota
Other Pacific Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington
Other West Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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