What Salary Equals $15/Hour?

Hourly Wage
$
Hours per Week
Weeks per Year
$15 per hour =
$30,000 per year
($600 per week)
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15 dollars an hour is what per year?
It depends on how many hours you work, but assuming a 40 hour work week, and working 50 weeks a year, then a $15 hourly wage is about $30,000 per year, or $2,500 a month.
Is $15 an hour good pay?
No. We estimate that only 35% of workers in the United States earn less than $15/hour.
Median Hourly Wage by Profession - United States
May 2019 data. Source
Profession Wage
Doctors (General Practice) $97.00
Dentists $74.81
Pharmacists $61.58
Air Traffic Controllers $59.13
Lawyers $59.11
Physician Assistants $53.97
Actuaries $52.09
Mathematicians $50.50
Veterinarians $45.90
Civil Engineers $41.86
Computer Programmers $41.61
Psychologists $37.59
Registered Nurses $35.24
Accountants $34.40
Profession Wage
Police Officers $30.36
Librarians $29.58
Electricians $27.01
Clergy $26.53
Plumbers $26.52
Undertakers $26.04
Head Chefs $24.78
Mail Carriers $24.67
Insurance Agents $24.49
Firefighters $24.45
Real Estate Agents $23.53
Carpenters $23.24
Bus Drivers $22.03
Prison Guards $21.72
Profession Wage
Machinists $21.36
All Occupations $19.14
Secretaries $18.12
Construction Laborers $17.72
Photographers $17.44
Butchers $15.62
Bank Tellers $15.02
Preschool Teachers $14.67
Barbers $14.50
Security Guards $14.27
Models $13.63
Cooks $13.36
Nannies $11.65
Cashiers $11.37
Median Hourly Wage by U.S. State
May 2019 data. Source
State Rank Wage
Alabama 44 $16.73
Alaska 2 $23.34
Arizona 25 $18.46
Arkansas 49 $15.84
California 10 $21.24
Colorado 9 $21.28
Connecticut 3 $23.33
Delaware 20 $19.66
Florida 39 $17.23
Georgia 34 $17.75
Hawaii 8 $21.35
Idaho 43 $17.00
Illinois 18 $19.74
Indiana 33 $17.77
Iowa 28 $18.41
Kansas 32 $17.79
Kentucky 41 $17.09
State Rank Wage
Louisiana 47 $16.66
Maine 27 $18.45
Maryland 6 $22.10
Massachusetts 1 $24.14
Michigan 23 $18.60
Minnesota 12 $21.21
Mississippi 50 $15.00
Missouri 31 $17.88
Montana 36 $17.51
Nebraska 26 $18.46
Nevada 37 $17.51
New Hampshire 16 $19.95
New Jersey 7 $21.64
New Mexico 42 $17.03
New York 5 $22.44
North Carolina 35 $17.75
North Dakota 13 $20.44
State Rank Wage
Ohio 24 $18.54
Oklahoma 40 $17.18
Oregon 17 $19.83
Pennsylvania 21 $18.99
Rhode Island 11 $21.24
South Carolina 46 $16.68
South Dakota 45 $16.71
Tennessee 38 $17.26
Texas 29 $18.28
Utah 30 $18.23
Vermont 19 $19.68
Virginia 14 $20.30
Washington 4 $23.15
West Virginia 48 $16.31
Wisconsin 22 $18.79
Wyoming 15 $20.02
$15 / hr - Inflation Adjusted
Year Wage
2020 $14.80
2019 $14.47
2018 $14.20
2017 $13.90
2016 $13.62
2015 $13.52
2014 $13.42
2013 $13.22
2012 $13.00
2011 $12.62
2010 $12.44
2009 $12.11
2008 $12.10
2007 $11.62
2006 $11.33
2005 $10.96
2004 $10.61
2003 $10.42
2002 $10.18
2001 $10.02
2000 $9.69
1999 $9.44
1998 $9.29
1997 $9.13
1996 $8.84
1995 $8.62
1994 $8.40
Year Wage
1993 $8.17
1992 $7.94
1991 $7.71
1990 $7.26
1989 $6.94
1988 $6.65
1987 $6.36
1986 $6.29
1985 $6.06
1984 $5.83
1983 $5.62
1982 $5.41
1981 $4.97
1980 $4.42
1979 $3.90
1978 $3.58
1977 $3.35
1976 $3.20
1975 $2.99
1974 $2.66
1973 $2.45
1972 $2.37
1971 $2.29
1970 $2.17
1969 $2.04
1968 $1.95
1967 $1.89
Year Wage
1966 $1.83
1965 $1.80
1964 $1.78
1963 $1.75
1962 $1.73
1961 $1.72
1960 $1.69
1959 $1.66
1958 $1.64
1957 $1.59
1956 $1.54
1955 $1.54
1954 $1.55
1953 $1.54
1952 $1.53
1951 $1.44
1950 $1.36
1949 $1.39
1948 $1.35
1947 $1.24
1946 $1.05
1945 $1.03
1944 $1.00
1943 $0.97
1942 $0.89
1941 $0.81
1940 $0.81
Year Wage
1939 $0.81
1938 $0.83
1937 $0.81
1936 $0.79
1935 $0.77
1934 $0.76
1933 $0.75
1932 $0.84
1931 $0.93
1930 $0.99
1929 $0.98
1928 $1.00
1927 $1.02
1926 $1.03
1925 $1.00
1924 $1.00
1923 $0.97
1922 $1.00
1921 $1.12
1920 $1.09
1919 $0.95
1918 $0.79
1917 $0.67
1916 $0.59
1915 $0.58
1914 $0.58
Nearby Values
Per Hour Per Year
$15.00 $30,000
$15.01 $30,020
$15.02 $30,040
$15.03 $30,060
$15.04 $30,080
$15.05 $30,100
$15.06 $30,120
$15.07 $30,140
$15.08 $30,160
$15.09 $30,180
$15.10 $30,200
$15.11 $30,220
$15.12 $30,240
$15.13 $30,260
$15.14 $30,280
$15.15 $30,300
$15.16 $30,320
$15.17 $30,340
$15.18 $30,360
$15.19 $30,380
$15.20 $30,400
$15.21 $30,420
$15.22 $30,440
$15.23 $30,460
$15.24 $30,480
Per Hour Per Year
$15.25 $30,500
$15.26 $30,520
$15.27 $30,540
$15.28 $30,560
$15.29 $30,580
$15.30 $30,600
$15.31 $30,620
$15.32 $30,640
$15.33 $30,660
$15.34 $30,680
$15.35 $30,700
$15.36 $30,720
$15.37 $30,740
$15.38 $30,760
$15.39 $30,780
$15.40 $30,800
$15.41 $30,820
$15.42 $30,840
$15.43 $30,860
$15.44 $30,880
$15.45 $30,900
$15.46 $30,920
$15.47 $30,940
$15.48 $30,960
$15.49 $30,980
Per Hour Per Year
$15.50 $31,000
$15.51 $31,020
$15.52 $31,040
$15.53 $31,060
$15.54 $31,080
$15.55 $31,100
$15.56 $31,120
$15.57 $31,140
$15.58 $31,160
$15.59 $31,180
$15.60 $31,200
$15.61 $31,220
$15.62 $31,240
$15.63 $31,260
$15.64 $31,280
$15.65 $31,300
$15.66 $31,320
$15.67 $31,340
$15.68 $31,360
$15.69 $31,380
$15.70 $31,400
$15.71 $31,420
$15.72 $31,440
$15.73 $31,460
$15.74 $31,480
Per Hour Per Year
$15.75 $31,500
$15.76 $31,520
$15.77 $31,540
$15.78 $31,560
$15.79 $31,580
$15.80 $31,600
$15.81 $31,620
$15.82 $31,640
$15.83 $31,660
$15.84 $31,680
$15.85 $31,700
$15.86 $31,720
$15.87 $31,740
$15.88 $31,760
$15.89 $31,780
$15.90 $31,800
$15.91 $31,820
$15.92 $31,840
$15.93 $31,860
$15.94 $31,880
$15.95 $31,900
$15.96 $31,920
$15.97 $31,940
$15.98 $31,960
$15.99 $31,980