What Salary Equals $2/Hour?

Hourly Wage
$
Hours per Week
Weeks per Year
$2 per hour =
$4,000 per year
($80 per week)
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2 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 $2 hourly wage is about $4,000 per year, or $333 a month.
Is $2 an hour good pay?
No. $2/hour is in the bottom 10% of wages in the United States.
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
$2 / hr - Inflation Adjusted
Year Wage
2020 $1.97
2019 $1.93
2018 $1.89
2017 $1.85
2016 $1.82
2015 $1.80
2014 $1.79
2013 $1.76
2012 $1.73
2011 $1.68
2010 $1.66
2009 $1.61
2008 $1.61
2007 $1.55
2006 $1.51
2005 $1.46
2004 $1.42
2003 $1.39
2002 $1.36
2001 $1.34
2000 $1.29
1999 $1.26
1998 $1.24
1997 $1.22
1996 $1.18
1995 $1.15
1994 $1.12
Year Wage
1993 $1.09
1992 $1.06
1991 $1.03
1990 $0.97
1989 $0.93
1988 $0.89
1987 $0.85
1986 $0.84
1985 $0.81
1984 $0.78
1983 $0.75
1982 $0.72
1981 $0.66
1980 $0.59
1979 $0.52
1978 $0.48
1977 $0.45
1976 $0.43
1975 $0.40
1974 $0.35
1973 $0.33
1972 $0.32
1971 $0.31
1970 $0.29
1969 $0.27
1968 $0.26
1967 $0.25
Year Wage
1966 $0.24
1965 $0.24
1964 $0.24
1963 $0.23
1962 $0.23
1961 $0.23
1960 $0.23
1959 $0.22
1958 $0.22
1957 $0.21
1956 $0.21
1955 $0.21
1954 $0.21
1953 $0.21
1952 $0.20
1951 $0.19
1950 $0.18
1949 $0.19
1948 $0.18
1947 $0.17
1946 $0.14
1945 $0.14
1944 $0.13
1943 $0.13
1942 $0.12
1941 $0.11
1940 $0.11
Year Wage
1939 $0.11
1938 $0.11
1937 $0.11
1936 $0.11
1935 $0.10
1934 $0.10
1933 $0.10
1932 $0.11
1931 $0.12
1930 $0.13
1929 $0.13
1928 $0.13
1927 $0.14
1926 $0.14
1925 $0.13
1924 $0.13
1923 $0.13
1922 $0.13
1921 $0.15
1920 $0.15
1919 $0.13
1918 $0.11
1917 $0.09
1916 $0.08
1915 $0.08
1914 $0.08
Nearby Values
Per Hour Per Year
$2.00 $4,000
$2.01 $4,020
$2.02 $4,040
$2.03 $4,060
$2.04 $4,080
$2.05 $4,100
$2.06 $4,120
$2.07 $4,140
$2.08 $4,160
$2.09 $4,180
$2.10 $4,200
$2.11 $4,220
$2.12 $4,240
$2.13 $4,260
$2.14 $4,280
$2.15 $4,300
$2.16 $4,320
$2.17 $4,340
$2.18 $4,360
$2.19 $4,380
$2.20 $4,400
$2.21 $4,420
$2.22 $4,440
$2.23 $4,460
$2.24 $4,480
Per Hour Per Year
$2.25 $4,500
$2.26 $4,520
$2.27 $4,540
$2.28 $4,560
$2.29 $4,580
$2.30 $4,600
$2.31 $4,620
$2.32 $4,640
$2.33 $4,660
$2.34 $4,680
$2.35 $4,700
$2.36 $4,720
$2.37 $4,740
$2.38 $4,760
$2.39 $4,780
$2.40 $4,800
$2.41 $4,820
$2.42 $4,840
$2.43 $4,860
$2.44 $4,880
$2.45 $4,900
$2.46 $4,920
$2.47 $4,940
$2.48 $4,960
$2.49 $4,980
Per Hour Per Year
$2.50 $5,000
$2.51 $5,020
$2.52 $5,040
$2.53 $5,060
$2.54 $5,080
$2.55 $5,100
$2.56 $5,120
$2.57 $5,140
$2.58 $5,160
$2.59 $5,180
$2.60 $5,200
$2.61 $5,220
$2.62 $5,240
$2.63 $5,260
$2.64 $5,280
$2.65 $5,300
$2.66 $5,320
$2.67 $5,340
$2.68 $5,360
$2.69 $5,380
$2.70 $5,400
$2.71 $5,420
$2.72 $5,440
$2.73 $5,460
$2.74 $5,480
Per Hour Per Year
$2.75 $5,500
$2.76 $5,520
$2.77 $5,540
$2.78 $5,560
$2.79 $5,580
$2.80 $5,600
$2.81 $5,620
$2.82 $5,640
$2.83 $5,660
$2.84 $5,680
$2.85 $5,700
$2.86 $5,720
$2.87 $5,740
$2.88 $5,760
$2.89 $5,780
$2.90 $5,800
$2.91 $5,820
$2.92 $5,840
$2.93 $5,860
$2.94 $5,880
$2.95 $5,900
$2.96 $5,920
$2.97 $5,940
$2.98 $5,960
$2.99 $5,980