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The state-by-state breakdown of private security guard earnings from the US Department of Labor's May of 2018 report.

LAST EDIT February 25, 2020

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Security Guard Pay by State

Released in 2018, the United States Bureau of Labor's Labor Statistics Report shows that there are 1,114,380 security officers making a median wage of $13.70 per hour, an amount nearly double the national minimum wage. Here's that breakdown applied state by state.



State Security Officers Median Hourly Wage Bottom 10% Hourly Wage Top 10% Hourly Wage
Alabama13,840$10.98$8.20$20.40
Alaska1,900$20.31$13.18$39.34
Arizona22,790$12.65$10.68$18.84
Arkansas6,740$13.13$9.33$20.64
California155,540$14.26$11.26$22.71
Colorado16,790$14.53$10.98$25.48
Connecticut10,940$15.27$11.23$25.46
Delaware3,430$12.33$9.90$19.44
District of Columbia13,410$19.62$13.62$29.97
Florida85,690$11.72$9.25$19.36
Georgia29,510$12.64$8.56$21.61
Guam870$9.40$8.82$11.54
Hawaii9,460$15.75$10.82$22.28
Idaho2,870$12.17$9.85$26.80
Illinois47,460$14.38$10.38$24.22
Indiana17,960$11.86$8.91$25.90
Iowa6,530$11.89$9.34$19.95
Kansas6,010$13.25$8.39$21.17
Kentucky11,470$10.90$8.23$17.67
Louisiana17,370$11.89$8.42$22.33
Maine1,920$13.86$10.52$19.57
Maryland26,930$15.59$10.47$29.30
Massachusetts20,820$15.58$11.93$23.74
Michigan26,110$11.74$9.52$19.74
Minnesota10,700$15.40$10.87$23.82
Mississippi10,000$11.15$8.24$18.81
Missouri17,240$15.41$10.03$30.47
Montana1,430$12.65$9.14$20.40
Nebraska4,570$14.83$10.12$27.06
Nevada21,810$13.81$9.62$19.57
New Hampshire2,350$15.71$11.12$26.47
New Jersey39,000$14.41$9.95$23.12
New Mexico6,890$12.50$9.27$20.56
New York118,760$15.40$10.98$25.91
North Carolina25,890$12.85$9.40$24.49
North Dakota1,510$16.30$10.30$24.61
Ohio33,040$12.60$9.10$26.38
Oklahoma10,640$13.05$9.41$25.98
Oregon8,740$12.91$10.60$20.77
Pennsylvania42,900$12.87$9.11$19.30
Puerto Rico28,290$8.73$7.82$9.79
Rhode Island3,140$14.07$10.88$19.94
South Carolina15,810$12.65$9.37$29.59
South Dakota1,180$13.46$10.22$21.04
Tennessee23,850$11.53$8.36$24.86
Texas88,250$12.51$8.94$22.95
Utah5,570$14.40$10.43$26.60
Vermont1,000$-$-$-
Virgin Islands1,130$11.47$9.74$17.19
Virginia30,190$15.74$9.39$27.61
Washington18,130$16.78$12.08$26.11
West Virginia4,810$11.24$9.43$21.65
Wisconsin10,650$13.06$9.70$18.72
Wyoming830$14.52$9.01$23.97

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Security Guard Pay by Metro Area

The United States Bureau of Labor's Labor Statistics Report breakdown applied by metropolitan area.



Area Security Officers Median Hourly Wage Bottom 10% Hourly Wage Top 10% Hourly Wage
Abilene, TX110$11.34$8.57$19.19
Aguadilla-Isabela, PR500$8.85$7.93$9.83
Akron, OH1,260$12.49$9.18$30.78
Alaska nonmetropolitan area730$21.78$14.47$29.45
Albany, OR100$17.73$11.29$24.79
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY2,250$15.17$11.01$23.72
Albuquerque, NM4,300$12.18$9.21$20.00
Alexandria, LA280$13.69$9.75$26.11
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ2,470$11.75$9.73$18.40
Altoona, PA310$10.33$8.10$15.67
Amarillo, TX960$26.06$10.28$31.93
Anchorage, AK1,020$18.87$12.69$46.50
Ann Arbor, MI1,030$11.30$9.42$21.72
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL340$9.91$8.25$22.06
Appleton, WI520$12.18$9.47$18.21
Arecibo, PR220$9.00$7.90$12.30
Arizona nonmetropolitan area680$14.83$10.94$18.87
Asheville, NC890$14.01$10.86$33.78
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA20,180$12.59$8.51$20.71
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ2,150$13.55$9.29$20.79
Auburn-Opelika, AL100$11.31$8.25$15.66
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC2,280$13.87$8.82$32.12
Austin-Round Rock, TX6,740$14.25$10.42$19.37
Bakersfield, CA1,510$11.89$10.81$21.37
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area770$11.60$9.39$17.44
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD16,660$14.46$10.26$24.38
Bangor, ME470$11.87$10.01$16.66
Barnstable Town, MA520$18.66$11.95$35.41
Baton Rouge, LA3,320$11.53$8.51$24.81
Battle Creek, MI320$14.08$10.17$18.79
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX1,320$12.19$9.89$20.14
Beckley, WV720$9.86$9.43$14.32
Bellingham, WA370$14.25$11.92$21.64
Bend-Redmond, OR40$16.32$12.18$23.51
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area400$11.33$8.39$16.39
Billings, MT320$12.83$10.08$18.79
Binghamton, NY260$16.65$11.15$27.24
Birmingham-Hoover, AL5,820$10.89$8.16$20.67
Bismarck, ND240$17.74$13.55$22.90
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA150$15.79$9.71$24.36
Bloomington, IL680$12.59$9.57$17.16
Bloomington, IN560$11.43$9.89$17.62
Boise City, ID1,680$11.66$9.84$24.06
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area390$13.26$10.19$27.05
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH17,870$15.82$12.11$24.18
Boulder, CO330$13.82$10.20$24.18
Bowling Green, KY420$10.77$8.20$15.85
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT3,530$14.72$11.45$21.68
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX1,590$11.71$9.01$24.59
Brunswick, GA270$14.23$9.92$20.04
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY5,150$12.00$10.47$19.27
Burlington, NC90$18.48$9.11$31.16
California-Lexington Park, MD380$16.95$10.99$32.36
Canton-Massillon, OH810$17.47$9.11$32.04
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL2,200$12.68$9.21$16.61
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL80$13.75$10.15$18.54
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area450$17.20$12.49$28.19
Carbondale-Marion, IL310$12.12$9.05$21.22
Carson City, NV80$11.93$9.60$23.32
Casper, WY140$18.46$11.97$29.37
Cedar Rapids, IA430$12.27$9.44$18.63
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area540$14.06$10.41$24.78
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area390$16.22$9.23$28.39
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area700$14.55$9.22$19.81
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area440$14.12$9.10$21.17
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area330$13.70$8.67$21.47
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area150$18.63$12.95$33.57
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area80$14.06$11.23$22.55
Central Utah nonmetropolitan area50$13.23$10.19$19.66
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA140$15.89$9.73$22.10
Champaign-Urbana, IL260$16.59$10.59$25.36
Charleston, WV1,510$11.20$9.48$17.98
Charleston-North Charleston, SC2,050$14.45$8.84$25.41
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC11,030$11.94$9.40$20.96
Charlottesville, VA1,020$9.17$7.75$15.67
Chattanooga, TN-GA1,410$12.73$8.75$24.86
Cheyenne, WY160$16.02$10.87$23.58
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI44,130$14.38$10.34$24.26
Chico, CA270$13.24$11.06$19.87
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN7,400$11.30$8.83$18.79
Clarksville, TN-KY180$16.59$9.95$23.36
Cleveland, TN70$15.37$9.58$19.51
Cleveland-Elyria, OH8,720$13.53$9.22$28.01
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area570$11.41$10.22$19.48
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area390$11.55$8.33$18.58
Coeur d'Alene, ID110$15.18$10.53$24.08
College Station-Bryan, TX490$11.86$8.96$29.50
Colorado Springs, CO2,070$13.70$10.56$20.72
Columbia, MO490$12.82$8.96$21.23
Columbia, SC6,390$13.48$10.00$31.65
Columbus, GA-AL1,040$13.31$8.56$20.88
Columbus, IN240$9.18$7.64$12.49
Columbus, OH6,840$13.44$9.90$24.78
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area50$18.14$14.55$25.55
Corpus Christi, TX1,140$12.74$8.97$20.18
Corvallis, OR310$11.67$10.49$13.63
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL570$14.12$10.11$27.05
Cumberland, MD-WV130$13.82$10.29$21.37
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX28,440$11.93$8.69$24.45
Dalton, GA50$16.45$11.11$21.19
Danbury, CT160$14.15$11.74$20.00
Danville, IL60$13.19$9.52$18.45
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL510$11.19$9.08$24.50
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL1,200$12.28$9.26$20.78
Dayton, OH2,420$10.86$8.74$21.11
Decatur, AL240$24.85$17.16$24.86
Decatur, IL150$17.08$8.98$30.05
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL730$11.09$9.28$15.72
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO11,780$14.67$11.67$28.12
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA2,890$12.07$9.36$22.38
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI14,400$11.66$9.62$19.36
Dothan, AL610$9.55$7.92$21.86
Dover, DE380$13.41$10.31$18.00
Dover-Durham, NH-ME130$15.01$12.03$19.87
Dubuque, IA210$11.65$10.15$17.79
Duluth, MN-WI500$13.77$10.64$22.30
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC1,230$15.50$10.54$28.58
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area130$13.45$9.37$22.66
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area160$13.48$8.98$21.96
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area200$11.42$8.28$15.17
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area620$10.83$7.96$16.97
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area230$14.49$10.52$24.33
East Stroudsburg, PA290$13.71$10.04$19.88
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area780$21.43$9.96$24.91
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area200$13.29$9.78$20.89
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area90$13.25$10.30$18.91
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area690$12.25$9.72$18.36
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area170$15.46$10.67$19.12
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area160$13.59$10.74$17.76
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area350$14.72$11.65$21.22
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area240$15.54$12.55$21.81
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area220$12.41$8.39$17.68
Eau Claire, WI140$9.58$7.92$18.85
El Centro, CA680$11.79$10.89$14.12
El Paso, TX3,280$10.78$8.14$22.71
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY120$16.06$10.11$26.41
Elkhart-Goshen, IN340$9.50$8.01$17.31
Elmira, NY110$19.98$12.83$31.44
Enid, OK70$10.89$8.33$16.59
Eugene, OR710$14.43$11.32$20.59
Evansville, IN-KY950$11.70$8.60$28.06
Fairbanks, AK140$19.87$12.92$28.15
Fargo, ND-MN620$15.42$9.07$26.55
Farmington, NM260$14.04$9.61$18.77
Fayetteville, NC780$20.39$11.76$29.45
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO930$11.54$9.09$18.86
Flagstaff, AZ350$13.12$10.78$19.67
Flint, MI2,240$12.00$9.48$25.80
Florence, SC610$11.01$8.34$24.17
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL170$8.97$7.73$19.07
Fond du Lac, WI50$13.30$8.85$19.11
Fort Collins, CO920$11.47$10.20$16.95
Fort Smith, AR-OK580$12.02$9.26$21.15
Fort Wayne, IN930$14.06$8.58$26.06
Fresno, CA2,350$12.41$10.91$22.32
Gadsden, AL110$11.11$8.83$16.79
Gainesville, FL460$11.45$9.40$18.16
Gainesville, GA660$10.38$7.97$16.65
Gettysburg, PA80$14.33$9.20$21.74
Glens Falls, NY140$14.15$10.85$19.46
Goldsboro, NC90$14.99$8.47$24.78
Grand Forks, ND-MN170$11.24$9.59$16.91
Grand Island, NE60$10.05$9.70$25.49
Grand Junction, CO170$13.97$10.21$22.30
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI3,380$11.86$9.41$18.88
Grants Pass, OR110$16.37$11.24$21.80
Great Falls, MT220$13.55$9.39$17.42
Greeley, CO320$13.95$10.85$28.35
Green Bay, WI650$11.80$9.81$17.60
Greensboro-High Point, NC1,780$13.06$9.45$18.99
Greenville, NC160$13.06$8.38$19.23
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC2,260$11.43$8.84$18.09
Guayama, PR1,290$8.65$7.80$9.50
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS1,620$12.91$9.33$20.88
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV650$15.49$10.16$27.86
Hammond, LA160$9.63$7.82$16.04
Hanford-Corcoran, CA120$14.19$11.54$19.51
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA2,710$15.45$9.72$21.29
Harrisonburg, VA190$16.41$8.68$23.05
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT4,240$15.98$11.12$28.18
Hattiesburg, MS370$9.82$8.16$18.63
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area970$16.93$10.11$23.12
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC590$11.94$8.58$18.30
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area460$13.59$9.13$19.67
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC690$13.11$10.04$17.77
Hinesville, GA80$17.90$13.97$22.06
Houma-Thibodaux, LA450$11.49$8.42$17.36
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX26,260$12.52$9.48$20.21
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH550$9.94$8.39$17.37
Huntsville, AL1,400$12.16$8.54$22.83
Idaho Falls, ID440$13.52$10.13$37.46
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN8,690$11.48$9.30$24.23
Iowa City, IA280$15.73$9.71$21.16
Ithaca, NY60$21.41$12.06$29.80
Jackson, MI130$14.04$10.05$18.65
Jackson, MS3,500$11.36$8.18$18.13
Jackson, TN320$11.55$8.64$18.62
Jacksonville, FL6,870$11.23$9.06$15.13
Jacksonville, NC90$17.85$9.89$23.59
Janesville-Beloit, WI120$18.94$11.23$24.98
Jefferson City, MO430$12.91$9.54$18.89
Johnson City, TN220$14.53$10.55$26.94
Johnstown, PA320$9.97$8.02$17.88
Jonesboro, AR210$9.64$8.97$18.24
Joplin, MO150$10.65$8.68$17.21
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI640$18.61$12.30$24.09
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI890$12.50$9.35$20.05
Kansas City, MO-KS7,610$15.60$8.97$33.85
Kansas nonmetropolitan area820$14.15$9.31$19.27
Kennewick-Richland, WA500$19.59$12.34$37.92
Killeen-Temple, TX300$15.66$8.33$20.88
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA280$14.41$8.98$29.96
Kingston, NY320$16.08$12.06$28.24
Knoxville, TN2,550$12.97$8.51$31.08
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN150$13.79$9.03$18.75
Lafayette, LA990$10.65$8.22$16.51
Lake Charles, LA970$12.63$8.69$19.39
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ310$12.18$10.51$18.37
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL970$11.05$8.97$15.43
Lancaster, PA600$13.86$10.29$20.60
Lansing-East Lansing, MI730$11.30$9.42$19.98
Laredo, TX1,130$9.25$7.85$16.99
Las Cruces, NM530$11.59$8.35$21.48
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV19,230$13.96$9.88$19.35
Lawrence, KS170$10.90$8.01$21.87
Lawton, OK340$16.59$10.12$29.05
Lebanon, PA160$12.45$8.36$18.51
Leominster-Gardner, MA250$13.11$11.62$21.76
Lewiston, ID-WA90$12.02$8.50$16.87
Lewiston-Auburn, ME80$13.18$10.47$18.69
Lexington-Fayette, KY2,420$10.76$8.29$15.92
Lima, OH130$13.22$9.50$19.50
Lincoln, NE900$13.40$9.83$25.71
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR3,340$13.71$10.14$19.37
Longview, TX290$11.63$8.82$20.02
Longview, WA130$14.74$11.83$34.71
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA69,830$14.17$11.31$23.86
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN4,750$10.58$8.20$16.12
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area140$11.85$9.41$18.53
Lubbock, TX410$12.60$10.05$20.24
Lynchburg, VA130$11.65$9.47$19.96
Macon, GA530$11.71$9.28$28.25
Madison, WI1,450$14.50$9.85$21.90
Manchester, NH590$14.39$10.89$23.43
Manhattan, KS80$10.95$7.76$17.36
Mankato-North Mankato, MN120$15.02$10.78$23.29
Mansfield, OH260$11.12$9.14$16.21
Maryland nonmetropolitan area180$14.51$10.89$19.07
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area160$14.72$11.65$19.69
Mayaguez, PR670$9.20$7.99$19.01
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX1,700$10.35$8.17$17.26
Medford, OR320$13.77$10.22$21.16
Memphis, TN-MS-AR9,140$11.16$8.45$18.35
Merced, CA300$13.05$10.90$17.74
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL37,520$11.88$9.36$18.94
Michigan City-La Porte, IN270$11.91$10.04$18.92
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area270$13.20$8.58$21.49
Midland, TX200$14.79$10.11$28.02
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI5,000$13.44$10.05$18.23
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI8,640$15.59$11.04$24.03
Missoula, MT120$11.95$9.25$20.17
Mobile, AL950$10.82$8.28$17.03
Modesto, CA1,220$12.11$10.71$18.24
Montgomery, AL1,690$10.61$8.12$17.03
Morgantown, WV210$15.44$9.61$23.16
Morristown, TN40$14.19$10.39$18.50
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA110$17.95$12.32$24.45
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area590$13.17$10.13$19.47
Muncie, IN110$18.16$9.72$27.24
Muskegon, MI110$13.43$10.23$18.32
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC1,450$11.53$9.21$18.23
Napa, CA750$14.44$11.15$23.87
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL1,100$13.54$9.74$19.77
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN9,190$11.17$8.13$23.82
Nevada nonmetropolitan area640$15.53$8.69$25.80
New Bedford, MA230$12.24$11.58$18.85
New Bern, NC140$14.37$8.78$23.62
New Haven, CT1,830$14.90$11.01$23.47
New Orleans-Metairie, LA7,930$12.53$8.36$23.94
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA131,250$15.30$10.81$25.32
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI530$12.00$10.13$15.47
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area160$16.46$9.97$21.87
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area260$12.25$8.96$18.82
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area500$13.90$11.14$23.47
North Florida nonmetropolitan area200$12.46$9.32$20.05
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area100$13.30$8.97$18.60
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area660$14.79$9.49$28.95
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL1,850$11.72$9.23$16.45
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area400$14.06$10.14$26.61
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area210$15.03$12.20$21.02
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area540$9.97$8.07$13.76
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area160$12.15$8.83$15.92
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area110$13.19$10.18$20.36
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area110$11.32$9.85$16.21
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area1,820$9.66$8.08$16.72
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area160$14.82$10.83$18.73
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area650$12.17$9.99$18.54
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area170$13.76$9.31$19.00
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area130$12.11$7.99$26.82
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area500$11.50$8.50$18.04
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area310$11.98$9.72$23.75
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area80$13.87$12.18$20.67
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area540$12.21$8.51$18.48
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area90$14.74$11.41$24.32
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area340$12.13$9.35$18.44
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area110$9.73$8.19$15.32
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area540$18.08$14.01$27.76
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area390$11.71$8.98$23.41
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area170$11.85$8.68$20.06
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area410$13.69$10.12$25.13
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area300$14.35$10.07$21.83
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area660$9.52$8.03$15.13
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area340$11.46$9.76$16.87
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area270$22.18$9.72$31.40
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area110$13.64$8.90$34.71
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area170$11.15$8.81$15.09
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI640$16.03$11.74$28.64
Ocala, FL460$10.51$8.83$21.33
Ocean City, NJ190$14.46$10.45$21.72
Ogden-Clearfield, UT440$15.00$11.15$25.19
Oklahoma City, OK4,500$12.84$9.12$28.20
Olympia-Tumwater, WA300$15.46$11.89$25.23
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA3,320$15.50$10.44$27.83
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL14,400$11.36$9.19$16.17
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI430$11.78$9.48$15.30
Owensboro, KY550$10.37$8.14$14.17
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA1,460$13.41$11.10$19.49
Panama City, FL440$11.68$9.96$16.57
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL1,640$12.24$8.81$20.90
Peoria, IL530$15.03$9.88$25.04
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD27,140$13.62$9.31$19.76
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ17,890$12.79$10.68$18.96
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area660$12.77$9.01$22.81
Pine Bluff, AR190$18.74$12.11$23.50
Pittsburgh, PA8,480$11.65$9.44$17.67
Pittsfield, MA150$16.97$11.93$43.21
Pocatello, ID100$14.64$10.63$22.65
Ponce, PR480$8.96$7.84$12.57
Port St. Lucie, FL800$15.50$10.32$29.53
Portland-South Portland, ME870$14.42$11.18$19.77
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA6,310$12.88$10.76$21.47
Portsmouth, NH-ME190$16.27$12.13$22.36
Prescott, AZ160$13.82$10.84$19.42
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA3,370$14.10$10.94$19.89
Provo-Orem, UT710$16.35$10.80$31.74
Pueblo, CO350$17.30$11.31$22.07
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area330$8.76$7.81$9.98
Punta Gorda, FL300$21.61$9.64$29.23
Racine, WI320$12.00$9.62$16.09
Raleigh, NC4,680$12.34$9.30$33.42
Rapid City, SD190$14.91$10.21$23.99
Reading, PA980$12.58$8.76$18.47
Redding, CA350$14.15$11.10$22.87
Reno, NV1,850$11.51$8.39$23.08
Richmond, VA5,290$12.12$8.43$22.10
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA17,040$12.94$10.96$19.09
Roanoke, VA1,950$13.36$9.50$19.33
Rochester, MN110$14.63$10.79$18.87
Rochester, NY2,690$14.34$11.03$21.71
Rockford, IL530$13.99$10.43$21.78
Rocky Mount, NC120$16.31$10.44$27.71
Rome, GA150$11.09$8.86$15.47
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA8,040$13.22$11.00$18.77
Saginaw, MI230$11.29$9.33$15.43
Salem, OR570$12.37$10.58$22.32
Salinas, CA1,160$14.49$11.18$24.55
Salisbury, MD-DE690$13.70$9.67$24.95
Salt Lake City, UT4,060$14.02$10.31$26.78
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX8,250$13.79$9.70$21.07
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA13,200$13.98$11.55$19.18
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA18,890$16.67$12.60$24.95
San German, PR190$8.79$7.84$10.06
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA9,740$16.87$12.01$26.04
San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR24,610$8.72$7.81$9.76
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA540$17.42$11.70$49.18
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA450$13.65$11.85$18.84
Santa Fe, NM480$13.52$10.39$17.49
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA790$13.04$10.97$20.28
Santa Rosa, CA1,050$14.67$12.04$24.25
Savannah, GA1,960$13.19$8.88$27.04
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA1,460$17.25$9.75$29.95
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA11,980$17.37$12.79$25.05
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL310$12.70$9.63$19.84
Sebring, FL80$11.58$9.79$17.00
Sheboygan, WI100$13.35$10.40$21.80
Sherman-Denison, TX120$14.21$9.55$24.96
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA1,170$11.07$8.27$18.02
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ150$16.00$11.40$20.66
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD410$11.60$8.96$17.64
Sioux Falls, SD510$13.39$10.45$18.35
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area190$12.52$9.27$21.28
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI1,020$11.90$8.78$16.64
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area530$10.87$8.00$22.76
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area130$11.19$8.80$15.19
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area450$12.20$9.56$18.36
South Florida nonmetropolitan area350$13.51$10.48$18.98
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area550$14.35$8.60$26.75
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area130$14.74$9.74$27.11
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area370$12.80$9.87$24.63
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area310$11.48$8.20$17.67
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area1,010$10.64$8.12$23.95
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area540$11.97$9.45$18.30
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area260$17.49$9.85$23.73
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area660$11.92$8.75$18.73
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area280$11.49$8.74$18.26
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area1,190$14.40$9.71$21.07
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area310$12.65$9.73$19.35
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area170$14.20$11.25$20.30
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area530$11.61$9.29$21.75
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area410$15.97$11.64$29.49
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area490$10.91$8.73$13.72
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area220$14.18$10.33$19.69
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area60$10.87$9.23$12.49
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area180$10.76$8.18$17.91
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area350$15.18$11.17$22.26
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area140$13.40$10.54$22.59
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area600$12.68$8.37$23.16
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area490$11.53$8.80$21.96
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area1,350$16.13$11.03$23.64
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area190$13.75$9.15$21.30
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area440$12.34$8.47$20.89
Spartanburg, SC660$17.33$8.73$38.78
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA1,990$13.04$11.65$18.51
Springfield, IL420$23.73$12.97$31.72
Springfield, MA-CT1,210$14.60$11.40$21.13
Springfield, MO860$14.88$9.38$23.13
Springfield, OH80$16.05$10.68$21.99
St. Cloud, MN120$18.03$10.05$27.76
St. George, UT40$16.93$12.90$21.41
St. Joseph, MO-KS190$13.98$8.84$23.83
State College, PA330$10.80$8.02$19.80
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA70$16.72$10.68$23.28
Stockton-Lodi, CA2,090$13.03$11.05$17.33
Syracuse, NY1,900$17.53$11.54$37.38
Tallahassee, FL860$11.45$8.89$26.86
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL11,400$11.61$9.15$22.89
Terre Haute, IN350$10.99$8.29$17.83
Texarkana, TX-AR160$12.34$9.35$18.86
The Villages, FL60$9.57$8.80$16.31
Toledo, OH2,070$11.63$9.09$21.32
Topeka, KS620$11.50$8.32$21.58
Trenton, NJ3,080$15.31$10.06$22.68
Tucson, AZ2,990$11.74$10.67$17.12
Tulsa, OK3,130$13.28$9.37$24.58
Tuscaloosa, AL410$11.80$8.18$21.64
Tyler, TX390$14.36$8.30$23.31
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area410$11.57$9.58$17.46
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area120$12.18$8.41$22.21
Urban Honolulu, HI7,850$15.39$10.80$21.65
Utica-Rome, NY710$13.07$10.40$27.86
Valdosta, GA60$12.84$9.22$18.54
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA540$13.84$11.58$18.97
Victoria, TX120$13.63$9.21$29.30
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ330$13.24$9.33$19.53
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC5,590$14.76$9.22$22.43
Visalia-Porterville, CA430$11.81$10.77$17.79
Waco, TX690$11.56$8.30$20.15
Walla Walla, WA60$16.95$13.13$19.90
Warner Robins, GA250$11.68$9.17$17.11
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV36,110$19.33$12.77$30.70
Waterbury, CT350$17.05$11.03$27.39
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA410$11.26$9.64$21.47
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY130$16.06$11.19$19.81
Wausau, WI200$11.61$10.01$15.74
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH240$11.12$9.30$24.48
Wenatchee, WA140$17.59$11.96$29.04
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area720$13.83$8.98$23.25
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area320$16.76$9.20$27.53
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area280$14.66$10.51$22.88
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area300$12.07$8.73$22.86
West Montana nonmetropolitan area80$13.44$10.34$18.85
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area290$18.17$13.38$25.29
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area500$12.91$9.69$20.76
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area250$12.04$9.49$15.79
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area160$12.13$8.76$16.57
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area360$12.45$8.73$17.82
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area390$12.08$8.15$19.18
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area650$15.82$11.73$22.11
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area130$13.31$9.71$17.49
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area320$14.49$9.04$20.27
Wheeling, WV-OH460$11.91$9.58$28.60
Wichita Falls, TX210$9.90$8.16$21.98
Wichita, KS1,430$12.50$9.74$23.62
Williamsport, PA410$10.77$8.41$14.91
Wilmington, NC390$14.91$9.83$24.99
Winchester, VA-WV160$13.25$10.29$19.48
Winston-Salem, NC1,070$14.66$10.49$26.66
Worcester, MA-CT1,170$14.97$12.08$22.61
Yakima, WA280$16.06$12.22$24.30
York-Hanover, PA960$11.69$8.89$18.88
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA1,540$14.43$8.93$28.21
Yuba City, CA280$11.74$10.78$17.14
Yuma, AZ250$12.76$10.51$18.46


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