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How do you stack up to the average income in your state?

GOBankingRates Logo By Gabrielle Olya of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 52: What’s a good salary? That really depends on where you live, with the average American income varying widely across the country. If you think you might be underpaid, knowing the average salary in your state can help you negotiate for a more reasonable paycheck. Or, if you’re willing to relocate for a higher salary, it’s useful to see the typical income in each state so that you can move to where people earn the most.
GOBankingRates analyzed U.S. Census Bureau income data for every state and the District of Columbia to find the highest average income by state. In five states, for example, the average household income is in the six figures. For the purposes of this study, average household income refers to mean household income, which is different from median household income. Keep reading to discover how your salary compares to the typical income in your state.

How do you stack up to the average income in your state?

What’s a good salary? That really depends on where you live, with the average American income varying widely across the country. If you think you might be underpaid, knowing the average salary in your state can help you negotiate for a more reasonable paycheck. Or, if you’re willing to relocate for a higher salary, it’s useful to see the typical income in each state so that you can move to where people earn the most.

GOBankingRates analyzed U.S. Census Bureau income data for every state and the District of Columbia to find the highest average income by state. In five states, for example, the average household income is in the six figures. For the purposes of this study, average household income refers to mean household income, which is different from median household income. Keep reading to discover how your salary compares to the typical income in your state.

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