Archive of Massachusetts ENvironmental Data

Collection of environmental regulatory data and analysis focused on water policy in Massachusetts

Social Security Administration wage data

Data source

The Social Security Administration publishes an Average Wage Index (AWI), based on nationwide averages of net compensation, which we use to correct salary data for inflation. When data is not yet available for recent years, we assume no inflation (AWI same as previous year).

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SSA wage data

Data table

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Year AWI % increase
1985 16822.51 4.26%
1986 17321.82 2.97%
1987 18426.51 6.38%
1988 19334.04 4.93%
1989 20099.55 3.96%
1990 21027.98 4.62%
1991 21811.6 3.73%
1992 22935.42 5.15%
1993 23132.67 0.86%
1994 23753.53 2.68%
1995 24705.66 4.01%
1996 25913.9 4.89%
1997 27426 5.84%
1998 28861.44 5.23%
1999 30469.84 5.57%
2000 32154.82 5.53%
2001 32921.92 2.39%
2002 33252.09 1.00%
2003 34064.95 2.44%
2004 35648.55 4.65%
2005 36952.94 3.66%
2006 38651.41 4.60%
2007 40405.48 4.54%
2008 41334.97 2.30%
2009 40711.61 -1.51%
2010 41673.83 2.36%
2011 42979.61 3.13%
2012 44321.67 3.12%
2013 44888.16 1.28%
2014 46481.52 3.55%
2015 48098.63 3.48%