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How much do Americans earn?

The key issue that torments a person when moving to the United States is employment. The potential resident of the territory is worried about whether he will be in demand in the labor market at the new place of residence and what level of welfare he can expect if he is successfully employed.

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Minimum and average salary in the USA - photo of dollar bills - American ButlerThe specifics of the labor market in the United States

The amount of remuneration for the work of an employee is one of the markers of the level of economic development and social well-being. Analyzing the magnitude of the American salary by industry, finding out how comparable the data is with the numbers that characterize similar segments of the Russian labor market is the task of this article.

Data on the value of wages in the United States is reflected in the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. The last full report, which is available for viewing, dates back to May 2018. In the States, salary rates are differentiated. Basic values are salary per year and payment per hour.

A small overview of the social situation before moving on to the US salary survey.

The minimum wage in the US is regularly indexed. The current leadership of the country is taking measures to bring this indicator to the value of $15. In 2017, the minimum wage values ranged from $2.2 to $7 per hour of work, depending on the scope of employment. In the RF, the minimum wage is set at 9,489 rubles per month ($152 at the time of writing).

In the States, the unemployment rate in 2018 fluctuated at around 4.7%, with a total number of officially employed at 142.5 million people. The average weekly benefit for the unemployed is about $240 (14,900 rubles). In Russia, this figure is in the range of 850-5000 rubles per month ($13.6 - $ 80.5): the size of the charges depends on the category of the unemployed.

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Remuneration in America by industry

Salaries indices easiest way to keep track of industry.

Management

Employees in the field of corporate governance are considered highly paid professionals. For example, an advertising manager has over $123,000 per year (more than 7.5 million rubles) per year. Financial managers earn about $143,000 (about 9 million rubles annually). Managers at industrial enterprises for the year have up to $150,000 (9.4 million rubles).

Heads of medical services are satisfied with $111,000 (6.9 million rubles). The lowest salaries in the segment we describe are heads of postal services ($73,000) and heads of emergency prevention centers ($81,000).

Administration, Business Process Management

Some professions from this industry:

  • Personnel Specialist: $66,000 per year. Average data for Russia for the same period: up to 250,000 rubles annually;
  • Accountant: $77,000 per year. Across Russia: 250 - 300 thousand rubles for the same time period;
  • Credit counselors: up to $50,000 annually. We have: 250000 rubles per year.

In the USA it is one of the lowest paid categories of employees among the “office workers”.

IT industry

In America, the average salary of programmers reaches the level of $111,000 per year. A couple of thousand less get the developers of applications for PC and mobile devices. In the Russian Federation, programmer services are in demand, but are paid significantly lower: 50,000 rubles is the amount you can navigate in talking about a monthly allowance. Also in the States are the architects of computer networks ($107,000) and mathematicians involved in IT ($104,000).

What are the salaries in the United States - photo check with a salary in the envelope - American ButlerSocial sphere

A huge segment of the labor market. Here are some professions:

  • Social worker: $56,000 per year. In the Russian Federation, usually up to 20,000 rubles per month;
  • School teachers: $58,000 annually. RF on average up to 300,000 rubles per year;
  • Kindergarten teachers $39,000. In Russia, as a rule, up to 200,000 rubles for a labor year;
  • Librarians: A little over $60,000. In Russia, the average monthly remuneration of librarians rarely exceeds 15,000 rubles.
In the education segment, the work of teachers in colleges and universities is most appreciated: depending on their specialization, they can earn from $75,000 to $115,000. The richest are teachers of computer science and the natural sciences.

The monetary allowance situation in the US healthcare segment:

  • Orthopedist: about $150,000;
  • Speech therapist: about $80,000;
  • General practitioners: $209,000;
  • Therapists: around $200,000;
  • Nurses: Over $100,000;
  • Midwives: $103,000.

It does not even make sense to compare the given data with the size of salary of domestic doctors.

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Law and order and security

Data for some professions:

  • Bailiff: $46,000;
  • Police officer: $60,000 - $ 85,000;
  • Huntsman: $58,000;
  • Private guard: $30,000.

Trade, services, food production

Visitors consider the service segment as a priority area for employment. Popular Jobs:

  • Waiter: $25,000:
  • Flight Attendant: $26,000;
  • Cook: $33,000 - $60,000 (depending on the class of the institution);
  • Vendors cashiers: $26,000 - $ 33,000:
  • Laundry staff $31,000.

The service sector is most suitable for starting a career: active communication with clients and intensive learning of skills are expected. The main requirement is free English. The presence of diplomas and certificates from professional associations will be an advantage.

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Why you should contact American Butler

If you are interested in finding employment in the United States, contact American Butler. Our managers will provide qualified legal and consulting assistance. The company also provides services related to staying in the United States: organizing tours, transport rent, legal support, assistance with adaptation to life in the United States.

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