What Salary Equals $4/Hour?

Hourly Wage
$
Hours per Week
Weeks per Year
$4 per hour =
$8,000 per year
($160 per week)
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4 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 $4 hourly wage is about $8,000 per year, or $667 a month.
Is $4 an hour good pay?
No. $4/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
$4 / hr - Inflation Adjusted
Year Wage
2020 $3.95
2019 $3.86
2018 $3.79
2017 $3.71
2016 $3.63
2015 $3.61
2014 $3.58
2013 $3.53
2012 $3.47
2011 $3.37
2010 $3.32
2009 $3.23
2008 $3.23
2007 $3.10
2006 $3.02
2005 $2.92
2004 $2.83
2003 $2.78
2002 $2.71
2001 $2.67
2000 $2.58
1999 $2.52
1998 $2.48
1997 $2.44
1996 $2.36
1995 $2.30
1994 $2.24
Year Wage
1993 $2.18
1992 $2.12
1991 $2.05
1990 $1.94
1989 $1.85
1988 $1.77
1987 $1.70
1986 $1.68
1985 $1.62
1984 $1.56
1983 $1.50
1982 $1.44
1981 $1.33
1980 $1.18
1979 $1.04
1978 $0.95
1977 $0.89
1976 $0.85
1975 $0.80
1974 $0.71
1973 $0.65
1972 $0.63
1971 $0.61
1970 $0.58
1969 $0.55
1968 $0.52
1967 $0.51
Year Wage
1966 $0.49
1965 $0.48
1964 $0.47
1963 $0.47
1962 $0.46
1961 $0.46
1960 $0.45
1959 $0.44
1958 $0.44
1957 $0.42
1956 $0.41
1955 $0.41
1954 $0.41
1953 $0.41
1952 $0.41
1951 $0.38
1950 $0.36
1949 $0.37
1948 $0.36
1947 $0.33
1946 $0.28
1945 $0.27
1944 $0.27
1943 $0.26
1942 $0.24
1941 $0.22
1940 $0.21
Year Wage
1939 $0.21
1938 $0.22
1937 $0.21
1936 $0.21
1935 $0.21
1934 $0.20
1933 $0.20
1932 $0.22
1931 $0.25
1930 $0.26
1929 $0.26
1928 $0.27
1927 $0.27
1926 $0.27
1925 $0.27
1924 $0.27
1923 $0.26
1922 $0.27
1921 $0.30
1920 $0.29
1919 $0.25
1918 $0.21
1917 $0.18
1916 $0.16
1915 $0.16
1914 $0.15
Nearby Values
Per Hour Per Year
$4.00 $8,000
$4.01 $8,020
$4.02 $8,040
$4.03 $8,060
$4.04 $8,080
$4.05 $8,100
$4.06 $8,120
$4.07 $8,140
$4.08 $8,160
$4.09 $8,180
$4.10 $8,200
$4.11 $8,220
$4.12 $8,240
$4.13 $8,260
$4.14 $8,280
$4.15 $8,300
$4.16 $8,320
$4.17 $8,340
$4.18 $8,360
$4.19 $8,380
$4.20 $8,400
$4.21 $8,420
$4.22 $8,440
$4.23 $8,460
$4.24 $8,480
Per Hour Per Year
$4.25 $8,500
$4.26 $8,520
$4.27 $8,540
$4.28 $8,560
$4.29 $8,580
$4.30 $8,600
$4.31 $8,620
$4.32 $8,640
$4.33 $8,660
$4.34 $8,680
$4.35 $8,700
$4.36 $8,720
$4.37 $8,740
$4.38 $8,760
$4.39 $8,780
$4.40 $8,800
$4.41 $8,820
$4.42 $8,840
$4.43 $8,860
$4.44 $8,880
$4.45 $8,900
$4.46 $8,920
$4.47 $8,940
$4.48 $8,960
$4.49 $8,980
Per Hour Per Year
$4.50 $9,000
$4.51 $9,020
$4.52 $9,040
$4.53 $9,060
$4.54 $9,080
$4.55 $9,100
$4.56 $9,120
$4.57 $9,140
$4.58 $9,160
$4.59 $9,180
$4.60 $9,200
$4.61 $9,220
$4.62 $9,240
$4.63 $9,260
$4.64 $9,280
$4.65 $9,300
$4.66 $9,320
$4.67 $9,340
$4.68 $9,360
$4.69 $9,380
$4.70 $9,400
$4.71 $9,420
$4.72 $9,440
$4.73 $9,460
$4.74 $9,480
Per Hour Per Year
$4.75 $9,500
$4.76 $9,520
$4.77 $9,540
$4.78 $9,560
$4.79 $9,580
$4.80 $9,600
$4.81 $9,620
$4.82 $9,640
$4.83 $9,660
$4.84 $9,680
$4.85 $9,700
$4.86 $9,720
$4.87 $9,740
$4.88 $9,760
$4.89 $9,780
$4.90 $9,800
$4.91 $9,820
$4.92 $9,840
$4.93 $9,860
$4.94 $9,880
$4.95 $9,900
$4.96 $9,920
$4.97 $9,940
$4.98 $9,960
$4.99 $9,980