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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 $1,067 per week than most would think. Here's how Suffolk and Nassau wages compare to other counties around the nation.

Suffolk County, N.Y. -- $1,147

Workers in Suffolk County received a weekly average
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Workers in Suffolk County received a weekly average wage of $1,147 as of December 2016, just $80 per week above the national average.

Nassau County, N.Y. -- $1,220

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 $1,220 per week as of December 2016.

Queens County -- $1,019

Workers in Queens County received a weekly average
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Workers in Queens County received a weekly average wage of $1,019 as of December 2016.

Kings County -- $906

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 $906 as of December 2016.

New York County -- $2,212

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 $2,212 as of December 2016 - more than double the national average.

Westchester County, N.Y. -- $1,395

Workers in Westchester County received a weekly average
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Workers in Westchester County received a weekly average wage of $1,395 as of December 2016.

Fairfield County, Conn. -- $1,676

Workers in Fairfield County, Conn. received a weekly

Workers in Fairfield County, Conn. received a weekly average wage of $1,676 as of December 2016.

Philadelphia County, Pa. -- $1,235

Workers in Philadelphia County, Pa. received a weekly
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Workers in Philadelphia County, Pa. received a weekly average wage of $1,235 as of December 2016.

Lancaster County, Pa. -- $877

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 $877 as of December 2016.

Arlington County, Va. -- $1,677

Workers in Arlington County, Va. received a weekly
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Workers in Arlington County, Va. received a weekly average wage of $1,677 as of December 2016.

Virginia Beach City County, Va. -- $836

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 $836 as of December 2016.

Durham County, N.C. -- $1,254

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 $1,254 as of December 2016.

Horry County, S.C. -- $654

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 $654 as of December 2016.

Miami-Dade County, Fla. -- $1,029

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 $1,029 as of December 2016.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio -- $1,088

The average salary for workers in Cuyahoga County
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The average salary for workers in Cuyahoga County in Ohio reached $1,088 per week as of September 2016, just $21 per week above the national average. Cuyahoga County is home to Cleveland, Ohio's second largest city.

Dallas County, Texas -- $1,279

Workers in Dallas County, Texas received a weekly
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Workers in Dallas County, Texas received a weekly average wage of $1,279 as of December 2016.

King County, Wash. -- $1,479

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 $1,479 as of December 2016. 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. -- $1,099

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 $1,099 as of December 2016.

Boulder County, Colo. -- $1,237

Workers in Boulder County, Colo. received a weekly
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Workers in Boulder County, Colo. received a weekly average wage of $1,237 as of December 2016.

Yellowstone County, Montana -- $916

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 $916 as of December 2016.

Washoe County, Nev. -- $942

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 $942 as of December 2016.

Santa Clara County, Calif. -- $2,365

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 $2,365 as of December 2016.

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 December 2016.

Anchorage Borough, Alaska -- $1,082

Workers in Alaska's largest city received was $1,082
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Workers in Alaska's largest city received was $1,082 as of December 2016.

San Juan, Puerto Rico -- $672

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 $672 as of December 2016.

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