What is a $5,000 Salary on a Per-Hour Basis?

Yearly Salary
$
Hours per Week
Weeks per Year
$5,000 per year =
$2.50 per hour
($100 per week)
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$5,000 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 $5,000 yearly salary is about $2.50 per hour.
Is 5k a year good pay?
No. $5,000/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
$5,000 / yr - Inflation Adjusted
Year Salary
2020 $4,933
2019 $4,823
2018 $4,732
2017 $4,634
2016 $4,540
2015 $4,507
2014 $4,474
2013 $4,407
2012 $4,332
2011 $4,207
2010 $4,145
2009 $4,035
2008 $4,032
2007 $3,874
2006 $3,778
2005 $3,653
2004 $3,538
2003 $3,473
2002 $3,392
2001 $3,340
2000 $3,231
1999 $3,146
1998 $3,096
1997 $3,044
1996 $2,947
1995 $2,874
1994 $2,799
Year Salary
1993 $2,724
1992 $2,647
1991 $2,568
1990 $2,421
1989 $2,313
1988 $2,215
1987 $2,121
1986 $2,098
1985 $2,021
1984 $1,945
1983 $1,874
1982 $1,804
1981 $1,657
1980 $1,472
1979 $1,300
1978 $1,192
1977 $1,117
1976 $1,065
1975 $996
1974 $887
1973 $816
1972 $789
1971 $764
1970 $724
1969 $681
1968 $651
1967 $632
Year Salary
1966 $610
1965 $599
1964 $593
1963 $584
1962 $576
1961 $572
1960 $564
1959 $555
1958 $545
1957 $530
1956 $514
1955 $513
1954 $516
1953 $513
1952 $509
1951 $480
1950 $453
1949 $463
1948 $449
1947 $413
1946 $349
1945 $342
1944 $334
1943 $324
1942 $298
1941 $271
1940 $269
Year Salary
1939 $269
1938 $276
1937 $269
1936 $265
1935 $257
1934 $253
1933 $251
1932 $280
1931 $309
1930 $330
1929 $328
1928 $332
1927 $340
1926 $344
1925 $332
1924 $332
1923 $324
1922 $332
1921 $372
1920 $363
1919 $317
1918 $263
1917 $223
1916 $198
1915 $194
1914 $192
Nearby Values
Per Year Per Hour
5,000 $2.50
5,001 $2.50
5,002 $2.50
5,003 $2.50
5,004 $2.50
5,005 $2.50
5,006 $2.50
5,007 $2.50
5,008 $2.50
5,009 $2.50
5,010 $2.51
5,011 $2.51
5,012 $2.51
5,013 $2.51
5,014 $2.51
5,015 $2.51
5,016 $2.51
5,017 $2.51
5,018 $2.51
5,019 $2.51
5,020 $2.51
5,021 $2.51
5,022 $2.51
5,023 $2.51
5,024 $2.51
Per Year Per Hour
5,025 $2.51
5,026 $2.51
5,027 $2.51
5,028 $2.51
5,029 $2.51
5,030 $2.52
5,031 $2.52
5,032 $2.52
5,033 $2.52
5,034 $2.52
5,035 $2.52
5,036 $2.52
5,037 $2.52
5,038 $2.52
5,039 $2.52
5,040 $2.52
5,041 $2.52
5,042 $2.52
5,043 $2.52
5,044 $2.52
5,045 $2.52
5,046 $2.52
5,047 $2.52
5,048 $2.52
5,049 $2.52
Per Year Per Hour
5,050 $2.53
5,051 $2.53
5,052 $2.53
5,053 $2.53
5,054 $2.53
5,055 $2.53
5,056 $2.53
5,057 $2.53
5,058 $2.53
5,059 $2.53
5,060 $2.53
5,061 $2.53
5,062 $2.53
5,063 $2.53
5,064 $2.53
5,065 $2.53
5,066 $2.53
5,067 $2.53
5,068 $2.53
5,069 $2.53
5,070 $2.54
5,071 $2.54
5,072 $2.54
5,073 $2.54
5,074 $2.54
Per Year Per Hour
5,075 $2.54
5,076 $2.54
5,077 $2.54
5,078 $2.54
5,079 $2.54
5,080 $2.54
5,081 $2.54
5,082 $2.54
5,083 $2.54
5,084 $2.54
5,085 $2.54
5,086 $2.54
5,087 $2.54
5,088 $2.54
5,089 $2.54
5,090 $2.55
5,091 $2.55
5,092 $2.55
5,093 $2.55
5,094 $2.55
5,095 $2.55
5,096 $2.55
5,097 $2.55
5,098 $2.55
5,099 $2.55