What Salary Equals $8/Hour?

Hourly Wage
$
Hours per Week
Weeks per Year
$8 per hour =
$16,000 per year
($320 per week)
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8 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 $8 hourly wage is about $16,000 per year, or $1,333 a month.
Is $8 an hour good pay?
No. $8/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
$8 / hr - Inflation Adjusted
Year Wage
2020 $7.89
2019 $7.72
2018 $7.57
2017 $7.42
2016 $7.26
2015 $7.21
2014 $7.16
2013 $7.05
2012 $6.93
2011 $6.73
2010 $6.63
2009 $6.46
2008 $6.45
2007 $6.20
2006 $6.04
2005 $5.84
2004 $5.66
2003 $5.56
2002 $5.43
2001 $5.34
2000 $5.17
1999 $5.03
1998 $4.95
1997 $4.87
1996 $4.71
1995 $4.60
1994 $4.48
Year Wage
1993 $4.36
1992 $4.24
1991 $4.11
1990 $3.87
1989 $3.70
1988 $3.54
1987 $3.39
1986 $3.36
1985 $3.23
1984 $3.11
1983 $3.00
1982 $2.89
1981 $2.65
1980 $2.36
1979 $2.08
1978 $1.91
1977 $1.79
1976 $1.70
1975 $1.59
1974 $1.42
1973 $1.31
1972 $1.26
1971 $1.22
1970 $1.16
1969 $1.09
1968 $1.04
1967 $1.01
Year Wage
1966 $0.98
1965 $0.96
1964 $0.95
1963 $0.93
1962 $0.92
1961 $0.92
1960 $0.90
1959 $0.89
1958 $0.87
1957 $0.85
1956 $0.82
1955 $0.82
1954 $0.83
1953 $0.82
1952 $0.81
1951 $0.77
1950 $0.72
1949 $0.74
1948 $0.72
1947 $0.66
1946 $0.56
1945 $0.55
1944 $0.53
1943 $0.52
1942 $0.48
1941 $0.43
1940 $0.43
Year Wage
1939 $0.43
1938 $0.44
1937 $0.43
1936 $0.42
1935 $0.41
1934 $0.41
1933 $0.40
1932 $0.45
1931 $0.49
1930 $0.53
1929 $0.53
1928 $0.53
1927 $0.54
1926 $0.55
1925 $0.53
1924 $0.53
1923 $0.52
1922 $0.53
1921 $0.60
1920 $0.58
1919 $0.51
1918 $0.42
1917 $0.36
1916 $0.32
1915 $0.31
1914 $0.31
Nearby Values
Per Hour Per Year
$8.00 $16,000
$8.01 $16,020
$8.02 $16,040
$8.03 $16,060
$8.04 $16,080
$8.05 $16,100
$8.06 $16,120
$8.07 $16,140
$8.08 $16,160
$8.09 $16,180
$8.10 $16,200
$8.11 $16,220
$8.12 $16,240
$8.13 $16,260
$8.14 $16,280
$8.15 $16,300
$8.16 $16,320
$8.17 $16,340
$8.18 $16,360
$8.19 $16,380
$8.20 $16,400
$8.21 $16,420
$8.22 $16,440
$8.23 $16,460
$8.24 $16,480
Per Hour Per Year
$8.25 $16,500
$8.26 $16,520
$8.27 $16,540
$8.28 $16,560
$8.29 $16,580
$8.30 $16,600
$8.31 $16,620
$8.32 $16,640
$8.33 $16,660
$8.34 $16,680
$8.35 $16,700
$8.36 $16,720
$8.37 $16,740
$8.38 $16,760
$8.39 $16,780
$8.40 $16,800
$8.41 $16,820
$8.42 $16,840
$8.43 $16,860
$8.44 $16,880
$8.45 $16,900
$8.46 $16,920
$8.47 $16,940
$8.48 $16,960
$8.49 $16,980
Per Hour Per Year
$8.50 $17,000
$8.51 $17,020
$8.52 $17,040
$8.53 $17,060
$8.54 $17,080
$8.55 $17,100
$8.56 $17,120
$8.57 $17,140
$8.58 $17,160
$8.59 $17,180
$8.60 $17,200
$8.61 $17,220
$8.62 $17,240
$8.63 $17,260
$8.64 $17,280
$8.65 $17,300
$8.66 $17,320
$8.67 $17,340
$8.68 $17,360
$8.69 $17,380
$8.70 $17,400
$8.71 $17,420
$8.72 $17,440
$8.73 $17,460
$8.74 $17,480
Per Hour Per Year
$8.75 $17,500
$8.76 $17,520
$8.77 $17,540
$8.78 $17,560
$8.79 $17,580
$8.80 $17,600
$8.81 $17,620
$8.82 $17,640
$8.83 $17,660
$8.84 $17,680
$8.85 $17,700
$8.86 $17,720
$8.87 $17,740
$8.88 $17,760
$8.89 $17,780
$8.90 $17,800
$8.91 $17,820
$8.92 $17,840
$8.93 $17,860
$8.94 $17,880
$8.95 $17,900
$8.96 $17,920
$8.97 $17,940
$8.98 $17,960
$8.99 $17,980