What Salary Equals $21.50/Hour?

If you make $21.50 an hour, how much do you make per year?
Hourly Wage
$
Hours per Week
Weeks per Year
If you work 40 hours a week, 50 weeks a year:
$21.50 per hour =
$43,000 per year
($860 per week)
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21.50 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 $21.50 hourly wage is about $43,000 per year, or $3,583 a month.
Is $21.50 an hour good pay?
It's a little below average. We estimate that only 48% of workers in the United States earn less than $21.50/hour.
Median Hourly Wage by Profession - United States
May 2022 data. Source
Profession Wage
Doctors (General Practice) $103.11
Dentists $76.70
Lawyers $65.26
Pharmacists $63.82
Air Traffic Controllers $63.58
Physician Assistants $60.58
Software Developers $54.90
Actuaries $54.80
Mathematicians $53.90
Veterinarians $49.64
Civil Engineers $43.24
Psychologists $41.02
Registered Nurses $39.05
Accountants $37.50
Police Officers $31.64
Flight Attendants $30.65
High School Teachers $29.98
Electricians $28.96
Plumbers $28.89
Insurance Agents $27.82
Head Chefs $27.17
Clergy $26.71
Mail Carriers $26.08
Profession Wage
Real Estate Agents $25.01
Firefighters $24.85
Undertakers $24.79
Carpenters $24.71
Librarians $24.63
Bus Drivers $24.47
Prison Guards $23.85
Machinists $23.32
All Occupations $22.26
Secretaries $21.19
Models $20.74
Construction Laborers $19.59
Photographers $19.31
Preschool Teachers $17.79
Bank Tellers $17.49
Butchers $17.25
Security Guards $16.71
Barbers and Hairdressers $16.06
Cooks $14.86
Taxi Drivers $14.75
Nannies $13.71
Cashiers $13.58
Fast Food Workers $13.43
Median Hourly Wage by U.S. State
May 2022 data. Source
State Rank Wage
Alabama 47 $18.50
Alaska 4 $25.00
Arizona 25 $21.77
Arkansas 49 $17.92
California 9 $23.91
Colorado 8 $24.16
Connecticut 5 $24.90
Delaware 19 $22.67
Florida 37 $19.62
Georgia 31 $20.62
Hawaii 12 $23.35
Idaho 40 $19.26
Illinois 16 $22.83
Indiana 34 $20.24
Iowa 28 $21.32
Kansas 35 $20.13
Kentucky 39 $19.32
Louisiana 45 $18.74
Maine 24 $21.84
Maryland 6 $24.72
Massachusetts 1 $28.10
Michigan 22 $21.88
Minnesota 11 $23.44
Mississippi 50 $17.36
Missouri 32 $20.34
State Rank Wage
Montana 33 $20.29
Nebraska 29 $21.20
Nevada 38 $19.62
New Hampshire 14 $23.04
New Jersey 7 $24.56
New Mexico 42 $19.19
New York 3 $25.23
North Carolina 36 $20.10
North Dakota 17 $22.79
Ohio 26 $21.52
Oklahoma 44 $18.80
Oregon 15 $22.97
Pennsylvania 20 $22.02
Rhode Island 10 $23.73
South Carolina 46 $18.69
South Dakota 43 $19.17
Tennessee 41 $19.20
Texas 30 $20.90
Utah 27 $21.38
Vermont 18 $22.75
Virginia 13 $23.22
Washington 2 $27.08
West Virginia 48 $18.16
Wisconsin 21 $21.95
Wyoming 23 $21.85
$21.50 / hr - Inflation Adjusted
Year Wage
2022 $20.20
2021 $18.87
2020 $18.62
2019 $18.20
2018 $17.86
2017 $17.49
2016 $17.13
2015 $17.01
2014 $16.88
2013 $16.63
2012 $16.35
2011 $15.88
2010 $15.64
2009 $15.23
2008 $15.22
2007 $14.62
2006 $14.26
2005 $13.79
2004 $13.35
2003 $13.10
2002 $12.80
2001 $12.60
2000 $12.19
1999 $11.87
1998 $11.68
1997 $11.49
1996 $11.12
1995 $10.84
1994 $10.56
1993 $10.28
1992 $9.99
1991 $9.69
1990 $9.13
1989 $8.73
1988 $8.36
1987 $8.00
1986 $7.92
Year Wage
1985 $7.63
1984 $7.34
1983 $7.07
1982 $6.81
1981 $6.25
1980 $5.56
1979 $4.90
1978 $4.50
1977 $4.22
1976 $4.02
1975 $3.76
1974 $3.35
1973 $3.08
1972 $2.98
1971 $2.88
1970 $2.73
1969 $2.57
1968 $2.46
1967 $2.38
1966 $2.30
1965 $2.26
1964 $2.24
1963 $2.20
1962 $2.17
1961 $2.16
1960 $2.13
1959 $2.09
1958 $2.06
1957 $2.00
1956 $1.94
1955 $1.93
1954 $1.95
1953 $1.93
1952 $1.92
1951 $1.81
1950 $1.71
1949 $1.75
Year Wage
1948 $1.70
1947 $1.56
1946 $1.32
1945 $1.29
1944 $1.26
1943 $1.22
1942 $1.12
1941 $1.02
1940 $1.01
1939 $1.01
1938 $1.04
1937 $1.01
1936 $1.00
1935 $0.97
1934 $0.96
1933 $0.95
1932 $1.06
1931 $1.17
1930 $1.25
1929 $1.24
1928 $1.25
1927 $1.28
1926 $1.30
1925 $1.25
1924 $1.25
1923 $1.22
1922 $1.25
1921 $1.41
1920 $1.37
1919 $1.20
1918 $0.99
1917 $0.84
1916 $0.75
1915 $0.73
1914 $0.72