What Salary Equals $5/Hour?

Hourly Wage
$
Hours per Week
Weeks per Year
$5 per hour =
$10,000 per year
($200 per week)
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5 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 $5 hourly wage is about $10,000 per year, or $833 a month.
Is $5 an hour good pay?
No. $5/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
$5 / hr - Inflation Adjusted
Year Wage
2020 $4.93
2019 $4.82
2018 $4.73
2017 $4.63
2016 $4.54
2015 $4.51
2014 $4.47
2013 $4.41
2012 $4.33
2011 $4.21
2010 $4.15
2009 $4.04
2008 $4.03
2007 $3.87
2006 $3.78
2005 $3.65
2004 $3.54
2003 $3.47
2002 $3.39
2001 $3.34
2000 $3.23
1999 $3.15
1998 $3.10
1997 $3.04
1996 $2.95
1995 $2.87
1994 $2.80
Year Wage
1993 $2.72
1992 $2.65
1991 $2.57
1990 $2.42
1989 $2.31
1988 $2.22
1987 $2.12
1986 $2.10
1985 $2.02
1984 $1.94
1983 $1.87
1982 $1.80
1981 $1.66
1980 $1.47
1979 $1.30
1978 $1.19
1977 $1.12
1976 $1.07
1975 $1.00
1974 $0.89
1973 $0.82
1972 $0.79
1971 $0.76
1970 $0.72
1969 $0.68
1968 $0.65
1967 $0.63
Year Wage
1966 $0.61
1965 $0.60
1964 $0.59
1963 $0.58
1962 $0.58
1961 $0.57
1960 $0.56
1959 $0.55
1958 $0.55
1957 $0.53
1956 $0.51
1955 $0.51
1954 $0.52
1953 $0.51
1952 $0.51
1951 $0.48
1950 $0.45
1949 $0.46
1948 $0.45
1947 $0.41
1946 $0.35
1945 $0.34
1944 $0.33
1943 $0.32
1942 $0.30
1941 $0.27
1940 $0.27
Year Wage
1939 $0.27
1938 $0.28
1937 $0.27
1936 $0.26
1935 $0.26
1934 $0.25
1933 $0.25
1932 $0.28
1931 $0.31
1930 $0.33
1929 $0.33
1928 $0.33
1927 $0.34
1926 $0.34
1925 $0.33
1924 $0.33
1923 $0.32
1922 $0.33
1921 $0.37
1920 $0.36
1919 $0.32
1918 $0.26
1917 $0.22
1916 $0.20
1915 $0.19
1914 $0.19
Nearby Values
Per Hour Per Year
$5.00 $10,000
$5.01 $10,020
$5.02 $10,040
$5.03 $10,060
$5.04 $10,080
$5.05 $10,100
$5.06 $10,120
$5.07 $10,140
$5.08 $10,160
$5.09 $10,180
$5.10 $10,200
$5.11 $10,220
$5.12 $10,240
$5.13 $10,260
$5.14 $10,280
$5.15 $10,300
$5.16 $10,320
$5.17 $10,340
$5.18 $10,360
$5.19 $10,380
$5.20 $10,400
$5.21 $10,420
$5.22 $10,440
$5.23 $10,460
$5.24 $10,480
Per Hour Per Year
$5.25 $10,500
$5.26 $10,520
$5.27 $10,540
$5.28 $10,560
$5.29 $10,580
$5.30 $10,600
$5.31 $10,620
$5.32 $10,640
$5.33 $10,660
$5.34 $10,680
$5.35 $10,700
$5.36 $10,720
$5.37 $10,740
$5.38 $10,760
$5.39 $10,780
$5.40 $10,800
$5.41 $10,820
$5.42 $10,840
$5.43 $10,860
$5.44 $10,880
$5.45 $10,900
$5.46 $10,920
$5.47 $10,940
$5.48 $10,960
$5.49 $10,980
Per Hour Per Year
$5.50 $11,000
$5.51 $11,020
$5.52 $11,040
$5.53 $11,060
$5.54 $11,080
$5.55 $11,100
$5.56 $11,120
$5.57 $11,140
$5.58 $11,160
$5.59 $11,180
$5.60 $11,200
$5.61 $11,220
$5.62 $11,240
$5.63 $11,260
$5.64 $11,280
$5.65 $11,300
$5.66 $11,320
$5.67 $11,340
$5.68 $11,360
$5.69 $11,380
$5.70 $11,400
$5.71 $11,420
$5.72 $11,440
$5.73 $11,460
$5.74 $11,480
Per Hour Per Year
$5.75 $11,500
$5.76 $11,520
$5.77 $11,540
$5.78 $11,560
$5.79 $11,580
$5.80 $11,600
$5.81 $11,620
$5.82 $11,640
$5.83 $11,660
$5.84 $11,680
$5.85 $11,700
$5.86 $11,720
$5.87 $11,740
$5.88 $11,760
$5.89 $11,780
$5.90 $11,800
$5.91 $11,820
$5.92 $11,840
$5.93 $11,860
$5.94 $11,880
$5.95 $11,900
$5.96 $11,920
$5.97 $11,940
$5.98 $11,960
$5.99 $11,980