Average Hourly Wage by State

Employers need to know the average hourly wage in their state to attract top talent and stay competitive in the job market. Understanding labor market pressures makes the difference between job postings that get reliable applicants and those that languish.

Compensation is location-specific. You can see that Washington has one of the highest hourly wages at $16.66 per hour, while Mississippi has the lowest at $10.38.

Workers are making their decisions based first on hourly compensation, and second on benefits. This filtering process starts at the level of the job description, and it continues on through the employment period as they decide whether to leave their job for another one.

Data from the 2023 Candidate Experience report from Career Plug.

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