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…

The states where people make a decent annual salary are…

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

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

Rank State 2020 Population Mean Household Income
1District of Columbia684,498$121,698
2New Jersey8,881,845$110,140
3Connecticut3,581,504$109,693
4Maryland6,003,435$107,482
5Massachusetts6,830,193$106,627
6California39,148,760$101,493
7Hawaii1,422,029$99,765
8Virginia8,413,774$98,000
9New York19,618,453$97,424
10Alaska738,516$96,499
11New Hampshire1,343,622$95,876
12Washington7,294,336$93,847
13Colorado5,531,141$92,520
14Minnesota5,527,358$90,600
15Illinois12,821,497$88,857
16Utah3,045,350$87,053
17Delaware949,495$86,962
18Rhode Island1,056,611$85,527
19Texas27,885,195$84,221
20North Dakota752,201$84,043
21Pennsylvania12,791,181$81,549
22Oregon4,081,943$80,040
23Wyoming581,836$79,257
24Georgia10,297,484$78,574
25Vermont624,977$78,472
26Wisconsin5,778,394$77,687
27Kansas2,908,776$77,509
28Nevada2,922,849$77,319
29Nebraska1,904,760$77,278
30Arizona6,946,685$77,221
31Florida20,598,139$76,652
32Iowa3,132,499$75,951
33Michigan9,957,488$75,352
34Ohio11,641,879$74,109
35South Dakota864,289$73,768
36North Carolina10,155,624$73,753
37Maine1,332,813$73,210
38Missouri6,090,062$73,145
39Indiana6,637,426$71,912
40Tennessee6,651,089$71,458
41Montana1,041,732$70,959
42Idaho1,687,809$70,620
43Oklahoma3,918,137$70,262
44South Carolina4,955,925$70,093
45Louisiana4,663,616$68,823
46Alabama4,864,680$67,243
47Kentucky4,440,204$67,110
48New Mexico2,092,434$66,565
49Arkansas2,990,671$64,272
50West Virginia1,829,054$61,225
51Mississippi2,988,762$60,640

Average Income By State 2020