Average Income By State 2020

In the United States, geography and average personal income go hand in hand. If you live in the United States of America, the particular state in which you reside plays a key role in your annual income. This is mostly due to the fact that the minimum wage differs across the nation, and jobs that pay their employees a set salary every month also offer different levels of pay on a state-by-state basis.

The cost of living and the various industries that thrive in a state impact how much money employees are offered, too. Minimum wage and salaried positions are not determined by the federal government, so the local state governments have full control over these rates, among others.

MONEY magazine categorized the fifty states into three groups based on how much money the average person is likely to receive from their job each year. The individual states that make up the United States of America were divided up based on whether they are considered a highest, average, or lowest paying place to live.

The highest paying states are…

  • Alaska
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Dakota
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington State
  • Wyoming

The states where people make a decent annual salary are…

  • California
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin

The lowest paying states are…

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia

Categorizing the United States into Average Income in the Year 2017

Approximately $75,000 US dollars

  • Alaska $76,114
  • Maryland $78,916
  • New Jersey $76,475

Approximately $70,000 US dollars

  • Connecticut $73,781
  • Hawaii $74,923
  • Massachusetts $74,167
  • New Hampshire $71,305

Approximately $65,000 US dollars

  • California $67,169
  • Colorado $65,458
  • Minnesota $65,699
  • Utah $65,325
  • Virginia $68,766
  • Washington $66,174

Approximately $60,000 US dollars

  • Delaware $63,036
  • Illinois $61,229
  • New York $62,765
  • North Dakota $61,285
  • Rhode Island $61,043
  • Wyoming $60,938

Approximately $55,000 US dollars

  • Iowa $56,570
  • Kansas $55,477
  • Nebraska $56,675
  • Nevada $55,434
  • Oregon $56,119
  • Pennsylvania $56,951
  • Texas $57,051
  • Vermont $57,808
  • Wisconsin $56,759

Approximately $50,000 US dollars

  • Arizona $53,510
  • Florida $50,883
  • Georgia $52,977
  • Idaho $50,985
  • Indiana $52,182
  • Maine $53,024
  • Michigan $52,668
  • Missouri $51,542
  • Montana $50,801
  • North Carolina $50,320
  • Ohio $52,407
  • South Dakota $54,126

Approximately $45,000 US dollars

  • Alabama $46,472
  • Kentucky $46,535
  • Louisiana $46,710
  • New Mexico $46,718
  • Oklahoma $49,767
  • South Carolina $48,781
  • Tennessee $48,708

Approximately $40,000 US dollars

  • Arkansas $43,813
  • Mississippi $42,009
  • West Virginia $44,061

Average 2017 Income by State in Alphabetical Order

  • Alabama $46,472
  • Alaska $76,114
  • Arizona $53,510
  • Arkansas $43,813
  • California $67,169
  • Colorado $65,458
  • Connecticut $73,781
  • Delaware $63,036
  • Florida $50,883
  • Georgia $52,977
  • Hawaii $74,923
  • Idaho $50,985
  • Illinois $61,229
  • Indiana $52,182
  • Iowa $56,570
  • Kansas $55,477
  • Kentucky $46,535
  • Louisiana $46,710
  • Maine $53,024
  • Maryland $78,916
  • Massachusetts $74,167
  • Michigan $52,668
  • Minnesota $65,699
  • Mississippi $42,009
  • Missouri $51,542
  • Montana $50,801
  • Nebraska $56,675
  • Nevada $55,434
  • New Jersey $76,475
  • New Hampshire $71,305
  • New Mexico $46,718
  • New York $62,765
  • North Carolina $50,320
  • North Dakota $61,285
  • Ohio $52,407
  • Oklahoma $49,767
  • Oregon $56,119
  • Pennsylvania $56,951
  • Rhode Island $61,043
  • South Carolina $48,781
  • South Dakota $54,126
  • Tennessee $48,708
  • Texas $57,051
  • Utah $65,325
  • Vermont $57,808
  • Virginia $68,766
  • Washington $66,174
  • West Virginia $44,061
  • Wisconsin $56,759
  • Wyoming $60,938

Fifty United States in Order of Average Income in 2017

  • Alabama $46,472
  • Alaska $76,114
  • Arizona $53,510
  • Arkansas $43,813
  • California $67,169
  • Colorado $65,458
  • Connecticut $73,781
  • Delaware $63,036
  • Florida $50,883
  • Georgia $52,977
  • Hawaii $74,923
  • Idaho $50,985
  • Illinois $61,229
  • Indiana $52,182
  • Iowa $56,570
  • Kansas $55,477
  • Kentucky $46,535
  • Louisiana $46,710
  • Maine $53,024
  • Maryland $78,916
  • Massachusetts $74,167
  • Michigan $52,668
  • Minnesota $65,699
  • Mississippi $42,009
  • Missouri $51,542
  • Montana $50,801
  • Nebraska $56,675
  • Nevada $55,434
  • New Jersey $76,475
  • New Hampshire $71,305
  • New Mexico $46,718
  • New York $62,765
  • North Carolina $50,320
  • North Dakota $61,285
  • Ohio $52,407
  • Oklahoma $49,767
  • Oregon $56,119
  • Pennsylvania $56,951
  • Rhode Island $61,043
  • South Carolina $48,781
  • South Dakota $54,126
  • Tennessee $48,708
  • Texas $57,051
  • Utah $65,325
  • Vermont $57,808
  • Virginia $68,766
  • Washington $66,174
  • West Virginia $44,061
  • Wisconsin $56,759
  • Wyoming $60,938

In 2018, the personal income of people in New England added up to approximately $989,116 million in total. The Great Lakes Region of America accounted for about $2,283,656 million, and the Plains Region of the nation came to a total of $1,047,115 million.

In 2018, the personal income rates of the remaining regions of the country were...

  • Mideastern Region $3,016,365 million
  • Southeast Region $3,783,717
  • Southwest Region $1,992,276 million
  • Rocky Mountain Region $593,926 million
  • West Coast Region $3,248,359 million

The percent of change between the average personal income rates in 2017 and the average income rates in 2018 are…

  • New England 3.9%
  • Great Lakes Region 3.9%
  • Plains Region 3.9%
  • Mideastern Region 4.1%
  • Southeast Region 4.5%
  • Southwest Region 5.1%
  • Rocky Mountain Region 5.7%
  • West Coast Region 5.0%

These values indicate that the average income of every state increased by at least 3.9% between 2017 and 2018. There is a difference of just under 2% between the region that experienced the greatest increase in average income and the region with the lowest percent of change.

Average Income By State 2020

State 2020 Pop. Mean Household Income
District of Columbia684,498$121,698
New Jersey8,881,840$110,140
Connecticut3,581,500$109,693
Maryland6,003,440$107,482
Massachusetts6,830,190$106,627
California39,148,800$101,493
Hawaii1,422,030$99,765
Virginia8,413,770$98,000
New York19,618,500$97,424
Alaska738,516$96,499
New Hampshire1,343,620$95,876
Washington7,294,340$93,847
Colorado5,531,140$92,520
Minnesota5,527,360$90,600
Illinois12,821,500$88,857
Utah3,045,350$87,053
Delaware949,495$86,962
Rhode Island1,056,610$85,527
Texas27,885,200$84,221
North Dakota752,201$84,043
Pennsylvania12,791,200$81,549
Oregon4,081,940$80,040
Wyoming581,836$79,257
Georgia10,297,500$78,574
Vermont624,977$78,472
Wisconsin5,778,390$77,687
Kansas2,908,780$77,509
Nevada2,922,850$77,319
Nebraska1,904,760$77,278
Arizona6,946,680$77,221
Florida20,598,100$76,652
Iowa3,132,500$75,951
Michigan9,957,490$75,352
Ohio11,641,900$74,109
South Dakota864,289$73,768
North Carolina10,155,600$73,753
Maine1,332,810$73,210
Missouri6,090,060$73,145
Indiana6,637,430$71,912
Tennessee6,651,090$71,458
Montana1,041,730$70,959
Idaho1,687,810$70,620
Oklahoma3,918,140$70,262
South Carolina4,955,920$70,093
Louisiana4,663,620$68,823
Alabama4,864,680$67,243
Kentucky4,440,200$67,110
New Mexico2,092,430$66,565
Arkansas2,990,670$64,272
West Virginia1,829,050$61,225
Mississippi2,988,760$60,640
Puerto Rico3,386,940$32,190