What Salary Equals $8.50/Hour?

Hourly Wage
$
Hours per Week
Weeks per Year
$8.50 per hour =
$17,000 per year
($340 per week)
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8.50 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 $8.50 hourly wage is about $17,000 per year, or $1,417 a month.
Is $8.50 an hour good pay?
No. $8.50/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
$9 / hr - Inflation Adjusted
Year Wage
2020 $8.39
2019 $8.20
2018 $8.04
2017 $7.88
2016 $7.72
2015 $7.66
2014 $7.61
2013 $7.49
2012 $7.36
2011 $7.15
2010 $7.05
2009 $6.86
2008 $6.85
2007 $6.59
2006 $6.42
2005 $6.21
2004 $6.01
2003 $5.90
2002 $5.77
2001 $5.68
2000 $5.49
1999 $5.35
1998 $5.26
1997 $5.18
1996 $5.01
1995 $4.89
1994 $4.76
Year Wage
1993 $4.63
1992 $4.50
1991 $4.37
1990 $4.11
1989 $3.93
1988 $3.77
1987 $3.61
1986 $3.57
1985 $3.44
1984 $3.31
1983 $3.18
1982 $3.07
1981 $2.82
1980 $2.50
1979 $2.21
1978 $2.03
1977 $1.90
1976 $1.81
1975 $1.69
1974 $1.51
1973 $1.39
1972 $1.34
1971 $1.30
1970 $1.23
1969 $1.16
1968 $1.11
1967 $1.07
Year Wage
1966 $1.04
1965 $1.02
1964 $1.01
1963 $0.99
1962 $0.98
1961 $0.97
1960 $0.96
1959 $0.94
1958 $0.93
1957 $0.90
1956 $0.87
1955 $0.87
1954 $0.88
1953 $0.87
1952 $0.86
1951 $0.82
1950 $0.77
1949 $0.79
1948 $0.76
1947 $0.70
1946 $0.59
1945 $0.58
1944 $0.57
1943 $0.55
1942 $0.51
1941 $0.46
1940 $0.46
Year Wage
1939 $0.46
1938 $0.47
1937 $0.46
1936 $0.45
1935 $0.44
1934 $0.43
1933 $0.43
1932 $0.48
1931 $0.53
1930 $0.56
1929 $0.56
1928 $0.56
1927 $0.58
1926 $0.58
1925 $0.56
1924 $0.56
1923 $0.55
1922 $0.56
1921 $0.63
1920 $0.62
1919 $0.54
1918 $0.45
1917 $0.38
1916 $0.34
1915 $0.33
1914 $0.33