What Salary Equals $16/Hour?

Hourly Wage
$
Hours per Week
Weeks per Year
$16 per hour =
$32,000 per year
($640 per week)
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16 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 $16 hourly wage is about $32,000 per year, or $2,667 a month.
Is $16 an hour good pay?
No. We estimate that only 39% of workers in the United States earn less than $16/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
$16 / hr - Inflation Adjusted
Year Wage
2020 $15.79
2019 $15.43
2018 $15.14
2017 $14.83
2016 $14.53
2015 $14.42
2014 $14.32
2013 $14.10
2012 $13.86
2011 $13.46
2010 $13.26
2009 $12.91
2008 $12.90
2007 $12.40
2006 $12.09
2005 $11.69
2004 $11.32
2003 $11.11
2002 $10.85
2001 $10.69
2000 $10.34
1999 $10.07
1998 $9.91
1997 $9.74
1996 $9.43
1995 $9.20
1994 $8.96
Year Wage
1993 $8.72
1992 $8.47
1991 $8.22
1990 $7.75
1989 $7.40
1988 $7.09
1987 $6.79
1986 $6.71
1985 $6.47
1984 $6.22
1983 $6.00
1982 $5.77
1981 $5.30
1980 $4.71
1979 $4.16
1978 $3.81
1977 $3.58
1976 $3.41
1975 $3.19
1974 $2.84
1973 $2.61
1972 $2.52
1971 $2.44
1970 $2.32
1969 $2.18
1968 $2.08
1967 $2.02
Year Wage
1966 $1.95
1965 $1.92
1964 $1.90
1963 $1.87
1962 $1.84
1961 $1.83
1960 $1.81
1959 $1.78
1958 $1.74
1957 $1.70
1956 $1.65
1955 $1.64
1954 $1.65
1953 $1.64
1952 $1.63
1951 $1.54
1950 $1.45
1949 $1.48
1948 $1.44
1947 $1.32
1946 $1.12
1945 $1.09
1944 $1.07
1943 $1.04
1942 $0.95
1941 $0.87
1940 $0.86
Year Wage
1939 $0.86
1938 $0.88
1937 $0.86
1936 $0.85
1935 $0.82
1934 $0.81
1933 $0.80
1932 $0.90
1931 $0.99
1930 $1.06
1929 $1.05
1928 $1.06
1927 $1.09
1926 $1.10
1925 $1.06
1924 $1.06
1923 $1.04
1922 $1.06
1921 $1.19
1920 $1.16
1919 $1.01
1918 $0.84
1917 $0.71
1916 $0.63
1915 $0.62
1914 $0.61
Nearby Values
Per Hour Per Year
$16.00 $32,000
$16.01 $32,020
$16.02 $32,040
$16.03 $32,060
$16.04 $32,080
$16.05 $32,100
$16.06 $32,120
$16.07 $32,140
$16.08 $32,160
$16.09 $32,180
$16.10 $32,200
$16.11 $32,220
$16.12 $32,240
$16.13 $32,260
$16.14 $32,280
$16.15 $32,300
$16.16 $32,320
$16.17 $32,340
$16.18 $32,360
$16.19 $32,380
$16.20 $32,400
$16.21 $32,420
$16.22 $32,440
$16.23 $32,460
$16.24 $32,480
Per Hour Per Year
$16.25 $32,500
$16.26 $32,520
$16.27 $32,540
$16.28 $32,560
$16.29 $32,580
$16.30 $32,600
$16.31 $32,620
$16.32 $32,640
$16.33 $32,660
$16.34 $32,680
$16.35 $32,700
$16.36 $32,720
$16.37 $32,740
$16.38 $32,760
$16.39 $32,780
$16.40 $32,800
$16.41 $32,820
$16.42 $32,840
$16.43 $32,860
$16.44 $32,880
$16.45 $32,900
$16.46 $32,920
$16.47 $32,940
$16.48 $32,960
$16.49 $32,980
Per Hour Per Year
$16.50 $33,000
$16.51 $33,020
$16.52 $33,040
$16.53 $33,060
$16.54 $33,080
$16.55 $33,100
$16.56 $33,120
$16.57 $33,140
$16.58 $33,160
$16.59 $33,180
$16.60 $33,200
$16.61 $33,220
$16.62 $33,240
$16.63 $33,260
$16.64 $33,280
$16.65 $33,300
$16.66 $33,320
$16.67 $33,340
$16.68 $33,360
$16.69 $33,380
$16.70 $33,400
$16.71 $33,420
$16.72 $33,440
$16.73 $33,460
$16.74 $33,480
Per Hour Per Year
$16.75 $33,500
$16.76 $33,520
$16.77 $33,540
$16.78 $33,560
$16.79 $33,580
$16.80 $33,600
$16.81 $33,620
$16.82 $33,640
$16.83 $33,660
$16.84 $33,680
$16.85 $33,700
$16.86 $33,720
$16.87 $33,740
$16.88 $33,760
$16.89 $33,780
$16.90 $33,800
$16.91 $33,820
$16.92 $33,840
$16.93 $33,860
$16.94 $33,880
$16.95 $33,900
$16.96 $33,920
$16.97 $33,940
$16.98 $33,960
$16.99 $33,980