What Salary Equals $3/Hour?

Hourly Wage
$
Hours per Week
Weeks per Year
$3 per hour =
$6,000 per year
($120 per week)
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3 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 $3 hourly wage is about $6,000 per year, or $500 a month.
Is $3 an hour good pay?
No. $3/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
$3 / hr - Inflation Adjusted
Year Wage
2020 $2.96
2019 $2.89
2018 $2.84
2017 $2.78
2016 $2.72
2015 $2.70
2014 $2.68
2013 $2.64
2012 $2.60
2011 $2.52
2010 $2.49
2009 $2.42
2008 $2.42
2007 $2.32
2006 $2.27
2005 $2.19
2004 $2.12
2003 $2.08
2002 $2.04
2001 $2.00
2000 $1.94
1999 $1.89
1998 $1.86
1997 $1.83
1996 $1.77
1995 $1.72
1994 $1.68
Year Wage
1993 $1.63
1992 $1.59
1991 $1.54
1990 $1.45
1989 $1.39
1988 $1.33
1987 $1.27
1986 $1.26
1985 $1.21
1984 $1.17
1983 $1.12
1982 $1.08
1981 $0.99
1980 $0.88
1979 $0.78
1978 $0.72
1977 $0.67
1976 $0.64
1975 $0.60
1974 $0.53
1973 $0.49
1972 $0.47
1971 $0.46
1970 $0.43
1969 $0.41
1968 $0.39
1967 $0.38
Year Wage
1966 $0.37
1965 $0.36
1964 $0.36
1963 $0.35
1962 $0.35
1961 $0.34
1960 $0.34
1959 $0.33
1958 $0.33
1957 $0.32
1956 $0.31
1955 $0.31
1954 $0.31
1953 $0.31
1952 $0.31
1951 $0.29
1950 $0.27
1949 $0.28
1948 $0.27
1947 $0.25
1946 $0.21
1945 $0.21
1944 $0.20
1943 $0.19
1942 $0.18
1941 $0.16
1940 $0.16
Year Wage
1939 $0.16
1938 $0.17
1937 $0.16
1936 $0.16
1935 $0.15
1934 $0.15
1933 $0.15
1932 $0.17
1931 $0.19
1930 $0.20
1929 $0.20
1928 $0.20
1927 $0.20
1926 $0.21
1925 $0.20
1924 $0.20
1923 $0.19
1922 $0.20
1921 $0.22
1920 $0.22
1919 $0.19
1918 $0.16
1917 $0.13
1916 $0.12
1915 $0.12
1914 $0.12
Nearby Values
Per Hour Per Year
$3.00 $6,000
$3.01 $6,020
$3.02 $6,040
$3.03 $6,060
$3.04 $6,080
$3.05 $6,100
$3.06 $6,120
$3.07 $6,140
$3.08 $6,160
$3.09 $6,180
$3.10 $6,200
$3.11 $6,220
$3.12 $6,240
$3.13 $6,260
$3.14 $6,280
$3.15 $6,300
$3.16 $6,320
$3.17 $6,340
$3.18 $6,360
$3.19 $6,380
$3.20 $6,400
$3.21 $6,420
$3.22 $6,440
$3.23 $6,460
$3.24 $6,480
Per Hour Per Year
$3.25 $6,500
$3.26 $6,520
$3.27 $6,540
$3.28 $6,560
$3.29 $6,580
$3.30 $6,600
$3.31 $6,620
$3.32 $6,640
$3.33 $6,660
$3.34 $6,680
$3.35 $6,700
$3.36 $6,720
$3.37 $6,740
$3.38 $6,760
$3.39 $6,780
$3.40 $6,800
$3.41 $6,820
$3.42 $6,840
$3.43 $6,860
$3.44 $6,880
$3.45 $6,900
$3.46 $6,920
$3.47 $6,940
$3.48 $6,960
$3.49 $6,980
Per Hour Per Year
$3.50 $7,000
$3.51 $7,020
$3.52 $7,040
$3.53 $7,060
$3.54 $7,080
$3.55 $7,100
$3.56 $7,120
$3.57 $7,140
$3.58 $7,160
$3.59 $7,180
$3.60 $7,200
$3.61 $7,220
$3.62 $7,240
$3.63 $7,260
$3.64 $7,280
$3.65 $7,300
$3.66 $7,320
$3.67 $7,340
$3.68 $7,360
$3.69 $7,380
$3.70 $7,400
$3.71 $7,420
$3.72 $7,440
$3.73 $7,460
$3.74 $7,480
Per Hour Per Year
$3.75 $7,500
$3.76 $7,520
$3.77 $7,540
$3.78 $7,560
$3.79 $7,580
$3.80 $7,600
$3.81 $7,620
$3.82 $7,640
$3.83 $7,660
$3.84 $7,680
$3.85 $7,700
$3.86 $7,720
$3.87 $7,740
$3.88 $7,760
$3.89 $7,780
$3.90 $7,800
$3.91 $7,820
$3.92 $7,840
$3.93 $7,860
$3.94 $7,880
$3.95 $7,900
$3.96 $7,920
$3.97 $7,940
$3.98 $7,960
$3.99 $7,980