It’s no secret Utah wages in most cases are less than elsewhere in the U.S.— even though the state’s economy outshines the rest of the country.
The mean hourly wage in Salt Lake City was $21.51 across all occupational groups last year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That was 2 percent less than the U.S. midpoint of $22.01 an hour. The annual mean wage — midway between the top and bottom wages — was $44,730. A year earlier, it was $43,680.
“Two reasons tend to explain the general tre...
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