What Salary Equals $21/Hour?

Hourly Wage
$
Hours per Week
Weeks per Year
$21 per hour =
$42,000 per year
($840 per week)
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21 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 $21 hourly wage is about $42,000 per year, or $3,500 a month.
Is $21 an hour good pay?
It's about average. We estimate a person earning $21/hour makes more than 55% of workers 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
$21 / hr - Inflation Adjusted
Year Wage
2020 $20.72
2019 $20.25
2018 $19.88
2017 $19.46
2016 $19.07
2015 $18.93
2014 $18.79
2013 $18.51
2012 $18.19
2011 $17.67
2010 $17.41
2009 $16.95
2008 $16.93
2007 $16.27
2006 $15.87
2005 $15.34
2004 $14.86
2003 $14.58
2002 $14.25
2001 $14.03
2000 $13.57
1999 $13.21
1998 $13.00
1997 $12.79
1996 $12.38
1995 $12.07
1994 $11.75
Year Wage
1993 $11.44
1992 $11.12
1991 $10.79
1990 $10.17
1989 $9.71
1988 $9.30
1987 $8.91
1986 $8.81
1985 $8.49
1984 $8.17
1983 $7.87
1982 $7.58
1981 $6.96
1980 $6.18
1979 $5.46
1978 $5.01
1977 $4.69
1976 $4.47
1975 $4.18
1974 $3.72
1973 $3.43
1972 $3.31
1971 $3.21
1970 $3.04
1969 $2.86
1968 $2.73
1967 $2.65
Year Wage
1966 $2.56
1965 $2.52
1964 $2.49
1963 $2.45
1962 $2.42
1961 $2.40
1960 $2.37
1959 $2.33
1958 $2.29
1957 $2.23
1956 $2.16
1955 $2.15
1954 $2.17
1953 $2.15
1952 $2.14
1951 $2.02
1950 $1.90
1949 $1.94
1948 $1.89
1947 $1.73
1946 $1.47
1945 $1.44
1944 $1.40
1943 $1.36
1942 $1.25
1941 $1.14
1940 $1.13
Year Wage
1939 $1.13
1938 $1.16
1937 $1.13
1936 $1.11
1935 $1.08
1934 $1.06
1933 $1.06
1932 $1.18
1931 $1.30
1930 $1.39
1929 $1.38
1928 $1.39
1927 $1.43
1926 $1.44
1925 $1.39
1924 $1.39
1923 $1.36
1922 $1.39
1921 $1.56
1920 $1.52
1919 $1.33
1918 $1.10
1917 $0.94
1916 $0.83
1915 $0.81
1914 $0.81
Nearby Values
Per Hour Per Year
$21.00 $42,000
$21.01 $42,020
$21.02 $42,040
$21.03 $42,060
$21.04 $42,080
$21.05 $42,100
$21.06 $42,120
$21.07 $42,140
$21.08 $42,160
$21.09 $42,180
$21.10 $42,200
$21.11 $42,220
$21.12 $42,240
$21.13 $42,260
$21.14 $42,280
$21.15 $42,300
$21.16 $42,320
$21.17 $42,340
$21.18 $42,360
$21.19 $42,380
$21.20 $42,400
$21.21 $42,420
$21.22 $42,440
$21.23 $42,460
$21.24 $42,480
Per Hour Per Year
$21.25 $42,500
$21.26 $42,520
$21.27 $42,540
$21.28 $42,560
$21.29 $42,580
$21.30 $42,600
$21.31 $42,620
$21.32 $42,640
$21.33 $42,660
$21.34 $42,680
$21.35 $42,700
$21.36 $42,720
$21.37 $42,740
$21.38 $42,760
$21.39 $42,780
$21.40 $42,800
$21.41 $42,820
$21.42 $42,840
$21.43 $42,860
$21.44 $42,880
$21.45 $42,900
$21.46 $42,920
$21.47 $42,940
$21.48 $42,960
$21.49 $42,980
Per Hour Per Year
$21.50 $43,000
$21.51 $43,020
$21.52 $43,040
$21.53 $43,060
$21.54 $43,080
$21.55 $43,100
$21.56 $43,120
$21.57 $43,140
$21.58 $43,160
$21.59 $43,180
$21.60 $43,200
$21.61 $43,220
$21.62 $43,240
$21.63 $43,260
$21.64 $43,280
$21.65 $43,300
$21.66 $43,320
$21.67 $43,340
$21.68 $43,360
$21.69 $43,380
$21.70 $43,400
$21.71 $43,420
$21.72 $43,440
$21.73 $43,460
$21.74 $43,480
Per Hour Per Year
$21.75 $43,500
$21.76 $43,520
$21.77 $43,540
$21.78 $43,560
$21.79 $43,580
$21.80 $43,600
$21.81 $43,620
$21.82 $43,640
$21.83 $43,660
$21.84 $43,680
$21.85 $43,700
$21.86 $43,720
$21.87 $43,740
$21.88 $43,760
$21.89 $43,780
$21.90 $43,800
$21.91 $43,820
$21.92 $43,840
$21.93 $43,860
$21.94 $43,880
$21.95 $43,900
$21.96 $43,920
$21.97 $43,940
$21.98 $43,960
$21.99 $43,980