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
$89,200/year
$89,200/year
+67% 
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
$44,300/year
$60,375/year
$75,330/year
$58,930/year
$59,338/year
$53,544/year
$61,550/year
Administration
Arts
$69,350/year
Construction
Customer Service
Design & Architecture
$67,200/year
$62,450/year
$66,300/year
$52,700/year
$61,239/year
$77,200/year
$72,400/year
Education & Training
$50,300/year
$51,460/year
$51,200/year
$37,680/year
Engineering
$85,200/year
$75,800/year
$69,450/year
$73,587/year
$80,680/year
$75,800/year
$88,540/year
$102,400/year
$74,620/year
$72,250/year
$89,200/year
$80,800/year
Finance
$27,081/year
$75,300/year
$105,808/year
$117,130/year
$73,569/year
$55,750/year
Healthcare
$76,590/year
$294,450/year
$62,200/year
$42,500/year
$68,480/year
$61,740/year
$38,556/year
$74,443/year
$143,640/year
$35,850/year
$307,233/year
$39,240/year
$34,672/year
$39,338/year
$104,873/year
$94,650/year
$428,300/year
$178,510/year
$96,285/year
$222,350/year
$112,560/year
$264,950/year
$201,903/year
$39,200/year
$59,719/year
$204,250/year
$32,514/year
$72,349/year
$215,350/year
$79,320/year
$57,240/year
$337,600/year
$71,200/year
$69,304/year
$83,670/year
$47,420/year
Human Resources
$42,350/year
$45,466/year
$55,870/year
$78,136/year
$70,561/year
$43,222/year
Insurance
$97,430/year
$54,370/year
$40,865/year
$67,750/year
$70,270/year
$88,450/year
$75,500/year
$61,520/year
IT
$86,700/year
$145,600/year
$73,575/year
$79,600/year
$61,200/year
$118,600/year
$102,730/year
$56,350/year
$90,100/year
$99,458/year
$58,950/year
$78,800/year
$107,910/year
$77,100/year
$67,400/year
$62,240/year
$66,200/year
Legal
$112,430/year
$59,140/year
$46,300/year
$54,320/year
$49,800/year
Manufacturing
$35,300/year
$51,230/year
$68,730/year
$61,590/year
$39,800/year
Marketing
Mechanical
$50,200/year
Media & Publishing
$61,230/year
$46,977/year
$42,360/year
$75,880/year
$49,540/year
$51,200/year
Pharmaceutical
$126,600/year
$125,800/year
$133,200/year
$112,800/year
$98,520/year
$163,800/year
$134,600/year
$83,440/year
$118,800/year
Real Estate
$52,240/year
$49,700/year
Restaurants
$17,700/year
$48,600/year
Retail
$57,250/year
Safety & Security
$63,197/year
$77,969/year
$48,532/year
$39,542/year
$53,890/year
Sales
$57,000/year
$44,260/year
$54,240/year
$104,780/year
$75,290/year
$77,400/year
$46,695/year
Scientific
$67,751/year
$57,325/year
$58,550/year
$93,800/year
$97,200/year
$59,440/year
$35,830/year
$67,335/year
$55,483/year
$96,500/year
$56,151/year
Services
$28,246/year
$33,904/year
$50,360/year
$36,250/year
$22,300/year
$21,750/year
$50,690/year
$25,050/year
$41,740/year
Skilled Trades
$59,300/year
$47,800/year
$46,900/year
$48,300/year
Social Care
$26,490/year
$49,250/year
Tourism & Hospitality
$44,700/year
$26,750/year
$46,775/year
$40,900/year
$44,260/year
Transport & Logistics