The PIA Western Alliance consists of four affiliate chapters. They are PIA Oregon/Idaho, PIA Washington/Alaska, PIA Montana and the PIA Group states of Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico. Our members — agents, agencies and companies — serve thousands of business and individuals throughout the region.
GoBankingRates is a personal finance website. It tracks all kinds of financial information. One of the more interesting studies it has done lately is the average household income of each state in the union.
Here is the information for your state. Check it out and compare yours to the nation’s average.
Alaska — Average household income: $92,191
Alaska has the sixth highest average income in the union. It is also one of the most expensive states in which to live. The hourly wage of $27.26 also sits in 6th. A negative is the comparison of the income of men and women.
Men make about $8,900 more as a median income than women.
Arizona — Average household income: $70,432
The state is 31st in average household income. The median male income hits 38th in overall ranking. Female income is 28th. Yet, Men still average $8,400 more per year in household income than women.
California — Average household income: $91,149
California is one of the most expensive states in the U.S. in which to live. It’s a good thing California ranks 8th in the average household income. Men and women are much closer in annual financial earnings. It is the third smallest difference in the union.
Men make just under $6,000 more than women.
Idaho — Average household income: $64,513
When it comes to average annual household income, Idaho doesn’t rank very high. Hourly wages average a few cents over $20 per hour. There is also almost an $11,000 gap between the median incomes of men and women.
Montana — Average household income: $65,401
The average hourly wage in Montana is less than $20. It also ranks outside the top 40 in average household income. The gap between the income of men and women is the 8th largest in the country. That difference is $12,500.
Nevada — Average household income: $70,855
Average income in Nevada is quite high compared to the rest of the country and the gender gap is only $8,645 — the 13th smallest in the country.
New Mexico — Average household income: $63,057
New Mexico’s average household income — at 6th smallest — is one of the lowest in the nation. The $21.23 average hourly income is 34th. There is some good news. It has the 5th smallest gap between the incomes of men and women.
Oregon — Average household income: $72,013
Oregon is 24th in average household income. It’s barely above the national average. Oregon also has the 24th largest gap between the median male and female income.
Washington — Average household income: $84,022
When it comes to household income, Washington has the 13th highest in the nation. Hourly wages are in the top-20 and the average hourly rate of $26.83 is the 9th best in the U.S.
Source link: MSN.com