Highest pay in 2000: Connecticut
September 24, 2001
Among the States, Connecticut had the highest average annual pay level ($45,445) in 2000.
New York had the next highest pay level in 2000 ($44,942), followed by Massachusetts ($44,326), New Jersey ($43,691), and California ($41,194).
The 2000 average pay levels of these five highest-ranking States, accounting for one quarter of the nation's employment, ranged from 17 to 29 percent higher than the U.S. average of $35,296. Occupying the remaining top 10 pay positions for States were, in descending order, Illinois, Colorado, Washington, Michigan, and Delaware.
Average annual pay in the District of Columbia was $53,018 in 2000.
The BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program produced these data. Pay data presented here are for all workers covered by State and Federal unemployment insurance programs. Data for 2000 are preliminary and subject to revision. Find more information on pay in 2000 in "Average Annual Pay By State and Industry, 2000," news release USDL 01-295.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Highest pay in 2000: Connecticut on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/sept/wk4/art01.htm (visited April 27, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
STEM occupations: past, present, and future
A look at employment and wages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics occupations.
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.