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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 $1,055 per week than most would think. Here's how Suffolk and Nassau wages compare to other counties around the nation.

Suffolk County, N.Y. -- $1,134

Workers in Suffolk County received a weekly average
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Workers in Suffolk County received a weekly average wage of $1,134 as of June 2018, just $79 per week above the national average.

Nassau County, N.Y. -- $1,175

Nassau County workers make just a little more
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Nassau County workers make just a little more per week than their Suffolk counterparts, bringing in an average salary of $1,175 per week as of June 2018.

Queens County -- $1,062

Workers in Queens County received a weekly average
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Workers in Queens County received a weekly average wage of $1,062 as of June 2018.

Kings County -- $918

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 $918 as of June 2018.

New York County -- $2,025

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 $2,025 as of June 2018 - almost double the national average.

Westchester County, N.Y. -- $1,353

Workers in Westchester County received a weekly average
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Workers in Westchester County received a weekly average wage of $1,353 as of June 2018.

Fairfield County, Conn. -- $1,488

Workers in Fairfield County, Conn. received a weekly

Workers in Fairfield County, Conn. received a weekly average wage of $1,488 as of June 2018.

Philadelphia County, Pa. -- $1,197

Workers in Philadelphia County, Pa. received a weekly
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Workers in Philadelphia County, Pa. received a weekly average wage of $1,197 as of June 2018.

Lancaster County, Pa. -- $860

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 $860 as of June 2018.

Arlington County, Va. -- $1,653

Workers in Arlington County, Va. received a weekly
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Workers in Arlington County, Va. received a weekly average wage of $1,653 as of June 2018.

Virginia Beach City County, Va. -- $808

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 $808 as of June 2018.

Durham County, N.C. -- $1,256

Workers in Durham County, N.C., home to Duke
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Workers in Durham County, N.C., home to Duke University and part of North Carolina's Research Triangle, received a weekly average wage of $1,256 as of June 2018.

Horry County, S.C. -- $625

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 $625 as of June 2018.

Miami-Dade County, Fla. -- $1,000

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 $1,000 as of January 2018.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio -- $1,059

The average salary for workers in Cuyahoga County
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The average salary for workers in Cuyahoga County in Ohio reached $1,059 per week as of December 2017, just $4 per week above the national average. Cuyahoga County is home to Cleveland, Ohio's second largest city.

Dallas County, Texas -- $1,246

Workers in Dallas County, Texas received a weekly
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Workers in Dallas County, Texas received a weekly average wage of $1,246 as of June 2018.

King County, Wash. -- $1,605

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 $1,605 as of June 2018. 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. -- $1,109

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 $1,109 as of June 2018.

Boulder County, Colo. -- $1,235

Workers in Boulder County, Colo. received a weekly
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Workers in Boulder County, Colo. received a weekly average wage of $1,235 as of June 2018.

Yellowstone County, Montana -- $901

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 $901 as of June 2018.

Washoe County, Nev. -- $944

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 $944 as of June 2018.

Santa Clara County, Calif. -- $2,573

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 $2,573 as of June 2018.

Honolulu County, Hawaii -- $994

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 $994 as of June 2018.

Anchorage Borough, Alaska -- $1,105

Workers in Alaska's largest city received an average
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Workers in Alaska's largest city received an average of $1,105 per week as of June 2018.

San Juan, Puerto Rico -- $668

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 $668 as of June 2018.

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