Average Wages Per Worker are calculated by dividing total wages by the average of the employment levels for a given period, such as quarterly or annually. Comparisons are made with recent periods, between similar counties, and between Arizona, the nation and other Western states.
Arizona’s median family income has been below average. The ability of Arizonans to earn a livable wage is significant to each family’s quality of life and to the state’s ability to provide services through taxes.
NOTE ABOUT THE DATA: For the medium and smaller Arizona counties and MSAs, results are known to require regular revisions. The most reliable data are provided through the annual numbers. When revisions are made, the metrics are adjusted within the CFA website and the Local Progress Meter Data Profile Report.
Average Wages Per Worker is updated annually and reports the annual average wages for employed persons for the previous year within the following localities: