Average weekly wages on LI, across the country

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It's no secret to anyone that Long Island is an expensive to place to live. With that higher cost of living, it's expected that a higher average wage would follow; however, that's not always the case. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent data, average weekly wages in Suffolk and Nassau are much closer to the national average of $1,027 per week than most would think. Here's how Suffolk and Nassau wages compare to other counties around the nation.

Suffolk County, N.Y. -- $1,126

Workers in Suffolk County received a weekly average
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Workers in Suffolk County received a weekly average wage of $1,126 as of September 2016, just $99 per week above the national average.

Nassau County, N.Y. -- $1,092

Nassau County workers make a little less per
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Nassau County workers make a little less per week than their Suffolk counterparts, bringing in an average salary of $1,092 per week as of September 2016.

Queens County -- $974

Workers in Queens County received a weekly average
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Workers in Queens County received a weekly average wage of $974 as of September 2016.

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Kings County -- $866

Workers in Kings County -- also known as
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Workers in Kings County -- also known as the borough of Brooklyn -- received a weekly average wage of $866 as of September 2016.

New York County -- $1,879

Workers in New York County, which most refer
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Workers in New York County, which most refer to simply as Manhattan, received a weekly average wage of $1,879 as of September 2016, roughly 80 percent above the national average.

Westchester County, N.Y. -- $1,232

Workers in Westchester County received a weekly average
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Workers in Westchester County received a weekly average wage of $1,232 as of September 2016.

Fairfield County, Conn. -- $1,479

Workers in Fairfield County, Conn. received a weekly

Workers in Fairfield County, Conn. received a weekly average wage of $1,479 as of September 2016.

Philadelphia County, Pa. -- $1,226

Workers in Philadelphia County, Pa. received a weekly
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Workers in Philadelphia County, Pa. received a weekly average wage of $1,226 as of September 2016.

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Arlington County, Va. -- $1,648

Workers in Arlington County, Va. received a weekly
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Workers in Arlington County, Va. received a weekly average wage of $1,648 as of September 2016.

Virginia Beach City County, Va. -- $792

Workers in Virginia Beach City County, Va. received
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Workers in Virginia Beach City County, Va. received a weekly average wage of $792 as of September 2016.

Durham County, N.C. -- $1,265

Workers in Durham County, N.C. received a weekly
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Workers in Durham County, N.C. received a weekly average wage of $1,265 as of September 2016.

Horry County, S.C. -- $632

Horry County, the most eastern county in South
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Horry County, the most eastern county in South Carolina and home to tourist destination Myrtle Beach, saw workers receive a weekly average wage of $632 as of September 2016.

Miami-Dade County, Fla. -- $983

Workers in Miami-Dade County, Fla. received a weekly
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Workers in Miami-Dade County, Fla. received a weekly average wage of $983 as of September 2016.

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Cuyahoga County, Ohio -- $1,025

The average salary for workers in Cuyahoga County
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The average salary for workers in Cuyahoga County in Ohio reached $1,025 per week as of September 2016, just $2 per week shy of the national average. Cuyahoga County is home to Cleveland, Ohio's second largest city.

King County, Wash. -- $1,582

Home to Seattle, King County, Wash. saw workers
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Home to Seattle, King County, Wash. saw workers receive a weekly average wage of $1,582 as of September 2016. Washington is known for being one of seven states without a personal income tax, making that average wage potentially worth even more.

Dallas County, Texas -- $1,239

Workers in Dallas County, Texas received a weekly
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Workers in Dallas County, Texas received a weekly average wage of $1,239 as of September 2016.

Boulder County, Colo. -- $1,216

Workers in Boulder County, Colo. received a weekly
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Workers in Boulder County, Colo. received a weekly average wage of $1,216 as of September 2016.

Washoe County, Nev. -- $932

Workers in Washoe County, Nev., which includes the
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Workers in Washoe County, Nev., which includes the city of Reno, received a weekly average wage of $932 as of September 2016.

Santa Clara County, Calif. -- $2,260

Home to the famed Silicon Valley, Santa Clara
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Home to the famed Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County, Calif. saw workers receive a weekly average wage of $2,260 as of September 2016.

Honolulu County, Hawaii -- $997

Workers in Honolulu County, Hawaii, which includes the
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Workers in Honolulu County, Hawaii, which includes the entire island of O'ahu, received a weekly average wage of $997 as of September 2016.

Anchorage Borough, Alaska -- $1,102

Believe it or not, workers in Alaska's largest
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Believe it or not, workers in Alaska's largest city received on average a higher weekly wage than their counterparts in Nassau County. The average weekly wage in Anchorage Borough was $1,102 as of September 2016.

San Juan, Puerto Rico -- $634

Workers in San Juan County in the U.S.
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Workers in San Juan County in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico received a weekly average wage of $634 as of September 2016.

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