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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
2010
2011
2012
2013*
Change from 2010-2013*
Peoria, IL
$44,828
$48,987
$51,543
$49,429
10.3%
Des Moines, IA
$45,442
$46,792
$48,057
$48,856
7.5%
Nashville, TN
$45,475
$46,208
$48,386
$48,149
5.9%
Madison, WI
$43,393
$44,929
$45,801
$47,438
9.3%
Indianapolis, IN
$44,178
$45,285
$46,181
$46,190
4.6%
Kalamazoo, MI
$41,026
$42,117
$43,252
$44,242
7.8%
Dayton, OH
$41,633
$42,437
$43,156
$43,449
4.4%
Lexington, KY
$40,654
$41,970
$42,600
$43,095
6.0%
Grand Rapids, MI
$40,657
$41,219
$42,194
$42,405
4.3%
Rockford, IL
$39,540
$40,931
$41,582
$42,134
6.6%
Toledo, OH
$39,579
$40,595
$41,407
$41,936
6.0%
Chattanooga, TN-GA
$39,564
$40,228
$41,346
$41,694
5.4%
Evansville, IN-KY
$39,175
$39,546
$40,073
$39,992
2.1%
Fort Wayne, IN
$37,998
$38,981
$39,304
$39,638
4.3%
South Bend, IN-MI
$37,764
$38,345
$39,310
$39,333
4.2%

*2013 data is preliminary
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 2013 average annual wage and the change in average annual wage from 2010 to 2013 as presented in the table above.