What is a $12,500 Salary on a Per-Hour Basis?

Yearly Salary
$
Hours per Week
Weeks per Year
$12,500 per year =
$6.25 per hour
($250 per week)
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$12,500 a year is what per hour?
It depends on how many hours you work, but assuming a 40 hour work week, and working 50 weeks a year, then a $12,500 yearly salary is about $6.25 per hour.
Is 12.5k a year good pay?
No. $12,500/year is in the bottom 10% of workers in the United States.
Median Yearly Salary by Profession - United States
May 2019 data. Source
Profession Salary
Doctors (General Practice) $201,590
Dentists $155,600
Pharmacists $128,090
Air Traffic Controllers $122,990
Lawyers $122,960
Physician Assistants $112,260
Actuaries $108,350
Mathematicians $105,030
Veterinarians $95,460
Civil Engineers $87,060
Computer Programmers $86,550
Psychologists $78,200
Registered Nurses $73,300
Accountants $71,550
Police Officers $63,150
Profession Salary
High School Teachers $61,660
Librarians $61,530
Flight Attendants $56,230
Electricians $56,180
Clergy $55,190
Plumbers $55,160
Undertakers $54,150
All Occupations $53,490
Head Chefs $51,530
Mail Carriers $51,310
Insurance Agents $50,940
Firefighters $50,850
Real Estate Agents $48,930
Carpenters $48,330
Bus Drivers $45,830
Profession Salary
Prison Guards $45,180
Machinists $44,420
Secretaries $37,690
Construction Laborers $36,860
Photographers $36,280
Butchers $32,500
Bank Tellers $31,230
Preschool Teachers $30,520
Barbers $30,150
Security Guards $29,680
Models $28,350
Cooks $27,790
Nannies $24,230
Cashiers $23,650
Median Yearly Salary by U.S. State
May 2019 data. Source
State Rank Salary
Alabama 44 $34,800
Alaska 2 $48,540
Arizona 25 $38,410
Arkansas 49 $32,940
California 10 $44,180
Colorado 9 $44,250
Connecticut 3 $48,530
Delaware 20 $40,900
Florida 39 $35,850
Georgia 34 $36,930
Hawaii 8 $44,400
Idaho 43 $35,360
Illinois 18 $41,060
Indiana 33 $36,960
Iowa 28 $38,280
Kansas 32 $37,010
Kentucky 41 $35,540
State Rank Salary
Louisiana 47 $34,650
Maine 27 $38,370
Maryland 6 $45,970
Massachusetts 1 $50,200
Michigan 23 $38,680
Minnesota 12 $44,110
Mississippi 50 $31,210
Missouri 31 $37,180
Montana 36 $36,420
Nebraska 26 $38,390
Nevada 37 $36,410
New Hampshire 16 $41,490
New Jersey 7 $45,000
New Mexico 42 $35,420
New York 5 $46,680
North Carolina 35 $36,910
North Dakota 13 $42,510
State Rank Salary
Ohio 24 $38,560
Oklahoma 40 $35,730
Oregon 17 $41,250
Pennsylvania 21 $39,490
Rhode Island 11 $44,170
South Carolina 46 $34,690
South Dakota 45 $34,750
Tennessee 38 $35,910
Texas 29 $38,010
Utah 30 $37,910
Vermont 19 $40,920
Virginia 14 $42,220
Washington 4 $48,140
West Virginia 48 $33,920
Wisconsin 22 $39,090
Wyoming 15 $41,650
$12,500 / yr - Inflation Adjusted
Year Salary
2020 $12,332
2019 $12,057
2018 $11,831
2017 $11,586
2016 $11,351
2015 $11,268
2014 $11,184
2013 $11,018
2012 $10,830
2011 $10,518
2010 $10,363
2009 $10,089
2008 $10,080
2007 $9,684
2006 $9,444
2005 $9,132
2004 $8,844
2003 $8,681
2002 $8,480
2001 $8,350
2000 $8,077
1999 $7,865
1998 $7,741
1997 $7,611
1996 $7,366
1995 $7,184
1994 $6,997
Year Salary
1993 $6,810
1992 $6,618
1991 $6,421
1990 $6,051
1989 $5,783
1988 $5,538
1987 $5,303
1986 $5,245
1985 $5,053
1984 $4,861
1983 $4,684
1982 $4,511
1981 $4,141
1980 $3,681
1979 $3,249
1978 $2,980
1977 $2,793
1976 $2,663
1975 $2,491
1974 $2,217
1973 $2,040
1972 $1,972
1971 $1,910
1970 $1,809
1969 $1,704
1968 $1,627
1967 $1,579
Year Salary
1966 $1,526
1965 $1,497
1964 $1,483
1963 $1,459
1962 $1,440
1961 $1,430
1960 $1,411
1959 $1,387
1958 $1,363
1957 $1,325
1956 $1,286
1955 $1,281
1954 $1,291
1953 $1,281
1952 $1,272
1951 $1,200
1950 $1,133
1949 $1,157
1948 $1,123
1947 $1,032
1946 $873
1945 $854
1944 $835
1943 $811
1942 $744
1941 $677
1940 $672
Year Salary
1939 $672
1938 $691
1937 $672
1936 $662
1935 $643
1934 $633
1933 $629
1932 $701
1931 $773
1930 $825
1929 $821
1928 $830
1927 $849
1926 $859
1925 $830
1924 $830
1923 $811
1922 $830
1921 $931
1920 $907
1919 $792
1918 $657
1917 $557
1916 $494
1915 $485
1914 $480
Nearby Values
Per Year Per Hour
12,500 $6.25
12,505 $6.25
12,510 $6.26
12,515 $6.26
12,520 $6.26
12,525 $6.26
12,530 $6.27
12,535 $6.27
12,540 $6.27
12,545 $6.27
12,550 $6.28
12,555 $6.28
12,560 $6.28
12,565 $6.28
12,570 $6.29
12,575 $6.29
12,580 $6.29
12,585 $6.29
12,590 $6.30
12,595 $6.30
12,600 $6.30
12,605 $6.30
12,610 $6.31
12,615 $6.31
12,620 $6.31
Per Year Per Hour
12,625 $6.31
12,630 $6.32
12,635 $6.32
12,640 $6.32
12,645 $6.32
12,650 $6.33
12,655 $6.33
12,660 $6.33
12,665 $6.33
12,670 $6.34
12,675 $6.34
12,680 $6.34
12,685 $6.34
12,690 $6.35
12,695 $6.35
12,700 $6.35
12,705 $6.35
12,710 $6.36
12,715 $6.36
12,720 $6.36
12,725 $6.36
12,730 $6.37
12,735 $6.37
12,740 $6.37
12,745 $6.37
Per Year Per Hour
12,750 $6.38
12,755 $6.38
12,760 $6.38
12,765 $6.38
12,770 $6.39
12,775 $6.39
12,780 $6.39
12,785 $6.39
12,790 $6.40
12,795 $6.40
12,800 $6.40
12,805 $6.40
12,810 $6.41
12,815 $6.41
12,820 $6.41
12,825 $6.41
12,830 $6.42
12,835 $6.42
12,840 $6.42
12,845 $6.42
12,850 $6.43
12,855 $6.43
12,860 $6.43
12,865 $6.43
12,870 $6.44
Per Year Per Hour
12,875 $6.44
12,880 $6.44
12,885 $6.44
12,890 $6.45
12,895 $6.45
12,900 $6.45
12,905 $6.45
12,910 $6.46
12,915 $6.46
12,920 $6.46
12,925 $6.46
12,930 $6.47
12,935 $6.47
12,940 $6.47
12,945 $6.47
12,950 $6.48
12,955 $6.48
12,960 $6.48
12,965 $6.48
12,970 $6.49
12,975 $6.49
12,980 $6.49
12,985 $6.49
12,990 $6.50
12,995 $6.50