Average Hourly Earnings in the United States increased 0.60 percent in December of 2021 over the previous month. Average Hourly Earnings in the United States averaged 0.23 percent from 2006 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 4.60 percent in April of 2020 and a record low of -1.30 percent in June of 2020. In the United States, Average Hourly Earnings is the average amount employees make per hour in a given month. The Federal Reserve uses average hourly earnings in deciding whether to raise or lower interest rates. This page provides the latest reported value for — United States Average Hourly Earnings — plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news.