Average Salary in the U.S.

Average Salary in the U.S. (2021)

$53,490 per year
$1,028 per week
According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the annual mean wage for a full-time wage or salary worker in the United States is $53,490 per year or $1,028 per week (for a 40-hour work week).

Popular Salaries

Deviation from the national average salary
Pharmacist
$112,800/year
$112,800/year
+111% 
Data Scientist
$97,200/year
$97,200/year
+82% 
Nurse Practitioner
$96,285/year
$96,285/year
+80% 
Software Engineer
$87,200/year
$87,200/year
+63% 
Accountant
$56,930/year
$56,930/year
+6% 
Firefighter
$48,532/year
$48,532/year
 -9%
Electrician
$47,800/year
$47,800/year
 -11%
Pharmacy Technician
$35,800/year
$35,800/year
 -33%
Medical Assistant
$34,672/year
$34,672/year
 -35%
Certified Nursing Assistant
$29,286/year
$29,286/year
 -45%

U.S. Average Salaries by Industry

Accounting
$56,930/year
$74,866/year
$60,375/year
$75,330/year
$58,930/year
$59,338/year
$53,544/year
$61,550/year
Administration
Construction
$51,034/year
$44,200/year
$68,400/year
$58,022/year
$44,200/year
Customer Service
Design & Architecture
$67,200/year
$52,700/year
$61,239/year
$77,200/year
$72,400/year
Engineering
$85,200/year
$75,800/year
$73,587/year
$75,800/year
$102,400/year
$72,250/year
$87,200/year
$80,800/year
Finance
$27,081/year
$105,808/year
$117,130/year
$73,569/year
$55,750/year
Healthcare
Human Resources
$45,466/year
$78,136/year
$70,561/year
$43,222/year
IT
Manufacturing
$35,300/year
$39,800/year
Marketing
Media & Publishing
$46,977/year
$75,880/year
$51,200/year
Pharmaceutical
$112,800/year
$134,600/year
Safety & Security
$63,197/year
$77,969/year
$48,532/year
$39,542/year
$53,890/year
Sales
$57,000/year
Scientific
$67,751/year
$57,325/year
$93,800/year
$97,200/year
$35,830/year
$67,335/year
$55,483/year
$70,752/year
$56,151/year
Services
$28,246/year
$33,904/year
$36,250/year
$22,300/year
$21,750/year
$25,050/year
$41,740/year
Skilled Trades
$59,300/year
$47,800/year
$46,900/year
$48,300/year
Tourism & Hospitality
$44,700/year