Here’s How FL Salaries Compare To Other U.S. States

How much more (or less) do Florida workers take home on average compared to other U.S. states?

Quite a bit less than the average, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and first reported by CNBC. The Sunshine State reports a median annual wage of $45,070, about 6 percent less than the U.S. average of $48,060, per the data.

That’s compared to the highest median wage in Massachusetts ($60,690) and the lowest in Mississippi ($37,500). Neighboring Georgia had a median wage of $45,480.

In fact, the Northeast region represented most of the top 10 highest-earning U.S. states, according to the data, while the South made up the majority of the lowest-earning states.

Aside from top earner Massachusetts, New York ($56,840, No. 3), Connecticut ($56,130, No. 5), Maryland ($55,810, No. 6), New Jersey ($54,860, No. 7) and Rhode Island ($50,970, No. 10) made the other top spots.

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See the top 10 highest-earning U.S. states below:

  1. Massachusetts: $60,690
  2. Washington: $59,920
  3. New York: $56,840
  4. Alaska: $56,140
  5. Connecticut: $56,130
  6. Maryland: $55,810
  7. New Jersey: $54,860
  8. Colorado: $54,050
  9. California: $54,030
  10. Rhode Island: $50,970

See the top 10 lowest-earning U.S. states below:

  1. Mississippi: $37,500
  2. Arkansas: $39,060
  3. West Virginia: $39,770
  4. Louisiana: $41,320
  5. Alabama: $41,350
  6. Oklahoma: $41,480
  7. South Carolina: $42,220
  8. New Mexico: $43,620
  9. South Dakota: $43,680
  10. Kentucky: $43,730