Community Research Institute

Annual Average Wage

Average annual wage is the average wages of all jobs that are covered by unemployment insurance (this does not include farm jobs or proprietorships). Average annual wage does not include other sources of income, such as unearned income or government transfer payments.

MSA
2009
2010
2011
2012
Change from 2009-2012
Peoria, IL
$44,747
$44,828
$48,987
$51,543
15.2%
Nashville, TN
$43,811
$45,475
$46,208
$48,386
10.4%
Des Moines, IA
$44,073
$45,442
$46,792
$48,057
9.0%
Indianapolis, IN
$43,078
$44,178
$45,285
$46,181
7.2%
Madison, WI
$42,861
$43,393
$44,929
$45,801
6.9%
Kalamazoo, MI
$40,444
$41,026
$42,117
$43,252
6.9%
Dayton, OH
$40,972
$41,633
$42,437
$43,156
5.3%
Lexington, KY
$40,446
$40,654
$41,970
$42,600
5.3%
Grand Rapids, MI
$40,341
$40,657
$41,219
$42,194
4.6%
Rockford, IL
$38,843
$39,540
$40,931
$41,582
7.1%
Toledo, OH
$39,098
$39,579
$40,595
$41,407
5.9%
Chattanooga, TN-GA
$37,839
$39,564
$40,228
$41,346
9.3%
Evansville, IN-KY
$38,219
$39,175
$39,546
$40,073
4.9%
South Bend, IN-MI
$37,811
$37,764
$38,345
$39,310
4.0%
Fort Wayne, IN
$37,038
$37,998
$38,981
$39,304
6.1%

Note: Data has not been adjusted for inflation in the table above or the chart below.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, QCEW Program

Chart depicting the 2012 average annual wage and the change in average annual wage from 2009 to 2012 as presented in the table above.