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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 $1,109 per week than most would think. Here's how Suffolk and Nassau wages compare to other counties around the nation.

Suffolk County, N.Y. -- $1,217

Workers in Suffolk County received a weekly average
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Workers in Suffolk County received a weekly average wage of $1,217 as of December 2017, just $108 per week above the national average.

Nassau County, N.Y. -- $1,242

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 $1,242 per week as of December 2017.

Queens County -- $1,041

Workers in Queens County received a weekly average
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Workers in Queens County received a weekly average wage of $1,041 as of December 2017.

Kings County -- $920

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 $920 as of December 2017.

New York County -- $2,439

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 $2,439 as of December 2017 - more than double the national average.

Westchester County, N.Y. -- $1,468

Workers in Westchester County received a weekly average
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Workers in Westchester County received a weekly average wage of $1,468 as of December 2017.

Fairfield County, Conn. -- $1,688

Workers in Fairfield County, Conn. received a weekly

Workers in Fairfield County, Conn. received a weekly average wage of $1,688 as of December 2017.

Philadelphia County, Pa. -- $1,290

Workers in Philadelphia County, Pa. received a weekly
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Workers in Philadelphia County, Pa. received a weekly average wage of $1,290 as of December 2017.

Lancaster County, Pa. -- $902

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 $902 as of December 2017.

Arlington County, Va. -- $1,727

Workers in Arlington County, Va. received a weekly
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Workers in Arlington County, Va. received a weekly average wage of $1,727 as of December 2017.

Virginia Beach City County, Va. -- $861

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 $861 as of December 2017.

Durham County, N.C. -- $1,286

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 $1,286 as of December 2017.

Horry County, S.C. -- $674

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 $674 as of December 2017.

Miami-Dade County, Fla. -- $1,065

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 $1,065 as of December 2017.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio -- $1,126

The average salary for workers in Cuyahoga County
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The average salary for workers in Cuyahoga County in Ohio reached $1,126 per week as of December 2017, just $17 per week above the national average. Cuyahoga County is home to Cleveland, Ohio's second largest city.

Dallas County, Texas -- $1,318

Workers in Dallas County, Texas received a weekly
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Workers in Dallas County, Texas received a weekly average wage of $1,318 as of December 2017.

King County, Wash. -- $1,583

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 $1,583 as of December 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. -- $1,146

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 $1,146 as of December 2017.

Boulder County, Colo. -- $1,277

Workers in Boulder County, Colo. received a weekly
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Workers in Boulder County, Colo. received a weekly average wage of $1,277 as of December 2017.

Yellowstone County, Montana -- $924

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 $924 as of December 2017.

Washoe County, Nev. -- $969

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 $969 as of December 2017.

Santa Clara County, Calif. -- $2,576

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 $2,576 as of December 2017.

Honolulu County, Hawaii -- $1,030

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 $1,030 as of December 2017.

Anchorage Borough, Alaska -- $1,104

Workers in Alaska's largest city received an average
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Workers in Alaska's largest city received an average of $1,104 per week as of December 2017.

San Juan, Puerto Rico -- $678

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 $678 as of December 2017.

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