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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 $1,144 per week than most would think. Here's how Suffolk and Nassau wages compare to other counties around the nation.

Suffolk County, N.Y. -- $1,244

Workers in Suffolk County received a weekly average
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Workers in Suffolk County received a weekly average wage of $1,244 as of December 2018, just $100 per week above the national average.

Nassau County, N.Y. -- $1,259

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 $1,259 per week as of December 2018.

Queens County -- $1,132

Workers in Queens County received a weekly average
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Workers in Queens County received a weekly average wage of $1,132 as of December 2018.

Kings County -- $992

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 $992 as of December 2018.

New York County -- $2,400

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 $2,400 as of December 2018 - more than double the national average.

Westchester County, N.Y. -- $1,464

Workers in Westchester County received a weekly average
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Workers in Westchester County received a weekly average wage of $1,464 as of December 2018.

Fairfield County, Conn. -- $1,705

Workers in Fairfield County, Conn. received a weekly

Workers in Fairfield County, Conn. received a weekly average wage of $1,705 as of December 2018.

Philadelphia County, Pa. -- $1,314

Workers in Philadelphia County, Pa. received a weekly
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Workers in Philadelphia County, Pa. received a weekly average wage of $1,314 as of December 2018.

Lancaster County, Pa. -- $927

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 $927 as of December 2018.

Arlington County, Va. -- $1,870

Workers in Arlington County, Va. received a weekly
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Workers in Arlington County, Va. received a weekly average wage of $1,870 as of December 2018.

Virginia Beach City County, Va. -- $879

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 $879 as of December 2018.

Durham County, N.C. -- $1,357

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 $1,357 as of December 2018.

Horry County, S.C. -- $685

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 $685 as of December 2018.

Miami-Dade County, Fla. -- $1,104

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 $1,104 as of December 2018.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio -- $1,145

The average salary for workers in Cuyahoga County
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The average salary for workers in Cuyahoga County in Ohio reached $1,145 per week as of December 2017, just $1 per week above the national average. Cuyahoga County is home to Cleveland, Ohio's second largest city.

Dallas County, Texas -- $1,353

Workers in Dallas County, Texas received a weekly
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Workers in Dallas County, Texas received a weekly average wage of $1,353 as of December 2018.

King County, Wash. -- $1,694

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 $1,694 as of December 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. -- $1,208

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 $1,208 as of December 2018.

Boulder County, Colo. -- $1,354

Workers in Boulder County, Colo. received a weekly
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Workers in Boulder County, Colo. received a weekly average wage of $1,354 as of December 2018.

Yellowstone County, Montana -- $974

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 $974 as of December 2018.

Washoe County, Nev. -- $1,026

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 $1,026 as of December 2018.

Santa Clara County, Calif. -- $2,670

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 $2,670 as of December 2018.

Honolulu County, Hawaii -- $1,059

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 $1,059 as of December 2018.

Anchorage Borough, Alaska -- $1,160

Workers in Alaska's largest city received an average
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Workers in Alaska's largest city received an average of $1,160 per week as of December 2018.

San Juan, Puerto Rico -- $693

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 $693 as of December 2018.

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