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Wage & Income Data

Average Annual Wage

Average annual wage data is compiled from reports submitted by employers subject to state and federal unemployment insurance laws. This excludes workers on most agricultural farms, all members of the Armed Forces, elected officials in most states, most railroad employees, most student workers, and employees of certain non-profit organizations. Workers on paid vacation and part-time workers are included. Therefore, the average pay is influenced by the percentage of part-time workers versus full time workers, the number of "executives" versus "hourly" employees, etc. The data shown has not been adjusted for inflation.

Chart showing average annual wage data for the Fort Wayne MSA and US Metro.

Year
Fort Wayne MSA
U.S. (Average for all Metro Areas)
2004
$34,204
$40,917
2005
$34,717
$42,253
2006
$35,641
$44,165
2007
$36,542
$46,139
2008
$36,806
$47,194
2009
$37,038
$47,127
2010
$37,998
$48,353
2011
$38,981
$49,644
2012
$39,304
$50,878
2013 (preliminary)
$39,638
$51,151

Data:
Average Annual Wage- Fort Wayne MSA and the United States

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics