It is difficult to provide an accurate average salary for the United States as a whole, as salaries can vary significantly depending on a number of factors, including location, industry, level of education, and experience.
According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median weekly earnings for full-time workers in the United States in 2021 was $1,109 per week, or $57,628 per year. This figure includes workers in all industries and occupations.
However, as mentioned earlier, salaries can vary widely depending on where you live, what you do, and other factors. For example, workers in some industries and occupations tend to earn higher salaries than others. In 2021, the highest paying occupations in the United States, according to the BLS, were:
Dentists ($221,380 per year)
Physicians and surgeons ($208,000 per year)
Pharmacists ($128,090 per year)
Nurse anesthetists ($157,690 per year)
Lawyers ($122,960 per year)
On the other hand, some occupations have lower salaries, such as:
Food service workers ($24,880 per year)
Personal care aides ($25,280 per year)
Home health aides ($25,280 per year)
Janitors and cleaners ($28,850 per year)
Food preparation workers ($25,210 per year)
It’s also important to note that salaries can vary depending on the cost of living in a particular area. For example, the cost of living in a major city like New York or San Francisco is typically higher than in a smaller city or rural area, so salaries may be higher in these areas to compensate for the higher cost of living.