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Average weekly wages on LI, across the country

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 $1,020 per week than most would think. Here's how Suffolk and Nassau wages compare to other counties around the nation.

Suffolk County, N.Y. -- $1,086

Workers in Suffolk County received a weekly average
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Workers in Suffolk County received a weekly average wage of $1,086 as of June 2017, just $66 per week above the national average.

Nassau County, N.Y. -- $1,150

Nassau County workers make a little more per
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Nassau County workers make a little more per week than their Suffolk counterparts, bringing in an average salary of $1,150 per week as of June 2017.

Queens County -- $965

Workers in Queens County received a weekly average
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Workers in Queens County received a weekly average wage of $965 as of June 2017.

Kings County -- $850

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 $850 as of June 2017.

New York County -- $1,907

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 $1,907 as of June 2017 - almost double the national average.

Westchester County, N.Y. -- $1,327

Workers in Westchester County received a weekly average
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Workers in Westchester County received a weekly average wage of $1,327 as of June 2017.

Fairfield County, Conn. -- $1,503

Workers in Fairfield County, Conn. received a weekly

Workers in Fairfield County, Conn. received a weekly average wage of $1,503 as of June 2017.

Philadelphia County, Pa. -- $1,170

Workers in Philadelphia County, Pa. received a weekly
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Workers in Philadelphia County, Pa. received a weekly average wage of $1,170 as of June 2017.

Lancaster County, Pa. -- $840

Workers in Lancaster County, known to tourists as
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Workers in Lancaster County, known to tourists as one of the major homes of Pennsylvania's Amish population, received a weekly average wage of $840 as of June 2017.

Arlington County, Va. -- $1,609

Workers in Arlington County, Va. received a weekly
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Workers in Arlington County, Va. received a weekly average wage of $1,609 as of June 2017.

Virginia Beach City County, Va. -- $786

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 $786 as of June 2017.

Durham County, N.C. -- $1,231

Workers in Durham County, N.C., home to Duke
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Workers in Durham County, N.C., home to Duke University, received a weekly average wage of $1,231 as of June 2017.

Horry County, S.C. -- $622

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 $622 as of June 2017.

Miami-Dade County, Fla. -- $971

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 $971 as of June 2017.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio -- $1,029

The average salary for workers in Cuyahoga County
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The average salary for workers in Cuyahoga County in Ohio reached $1,029 per week as of June 2017, just $9 per week above the national average. Cuyahoga County is home to Cleveland, Ohio's second largest city.

Dallas County, Texas -- $1,213

Workers in Dallas County, Texas received a weekly
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Workers in Dallas County, Texas received a weekly average wage of $1,213 as of June 2017.

King County, Wash. -- $1,472

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 $1,472 as of June 2017. Washington is known for being one of seven states without a personal income tax, making that average wage potentially worth even more.

Multnomah County, Ore. -- $1,071

Workers in Multnomah County, home to Oregon's largest
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Workers in Multnomah County, home to Oregon's largest city, Portland, received a weekly average wage of $1,071 as of June 2017.

Boulder County, Colo. -- $1,192

Workers in Boulder County, Colo. received a weekly
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Workers in Boulder County, Colo. received a weekly average wage of $1,192 as of June 2017.

Yellowstone County, Montana -- $875

Workers in Yellowstone County, Montana, which includes the
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Workers in Yellowstone County, Montana, which includes the city of Billings, received a weekly average wage of $875 as of June 2017.

Washoe County, Nev. -- $906

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 $906 as of June 2017.

Santa Clara County, Calif. -- $2,392

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 $2,392 as of June 2017.

Honolulu County, Hawaii -- $976

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 $976 as of June 2017.

Anchorage Borough, Alaska -- $1,064

Workers in Alaska's largest city received an average
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Workers in Alaska's largest city received an average of $1,064 per week as of June 2017.

San Juan, Puerto Rico -- $622

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 $622 as of June 2017.

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