It's no secret to anyone that Long Island is an expensive 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 $1,294 per week than most would think. Here's how Suffolk and Nassau wages compare to other counties around the nation.

Suffolk County, N.Y.: $1,349

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Workers in Suffolk County received a weekly average wage of $1,349 as of June 2022, just $55 per week above the national average.

Nassau County, N.Y.: $1,422

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Nassau County workers make just a little more per week than their Suffolk counterparts, bringing in an average salary of $1,422 per week as of June 2022.

Queens County, N.Y.: $1,235

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Workers in Queens County received a weekly average wage of $1,235 as of June 2022.

Kings County, N.Y.: $1,100

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Workers in Kings County - also known as the borough of Brooklyn - received a weekly average wage of $1,100 as of June 2022.

New York County, N.Y.: $2,542

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Workers in New York County, which most refer to simply as Manhattan, received a weekly average wage of $2,542 as of June 2022 - almost double the national average.

Westchester County, N.Y.: $1,632

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Workers in Westchester County received a weekly average wage of $1,632 as of June 2022.

Fairfield County, Conn.: $1,812

Workers in Fairfield County, Conn. received a weekly average wage of $1,812 as of June 2022.

Philadelphia County, Pa.: $1,437

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Workers in Philadelphia County, Pa. received a weekly average wage of $1,437 as of June 2022.

Lancaster County, Pa.: $1,053

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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 $1,053 as of June 2022.

Arlington County, Va.: $2,093

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Workers in Arlington County, Va. received a weekly average wage of $2,093 as of June 2022.

Virginia Beach City County, Va.: $983

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Workers in Virginia Beach City County, Va. received a weekly average wage of $983 as of June 2022.

Durham County, N.C.: $1,576

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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 $1,576 as of June 2022.

Horry County, S.C.: $806

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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 $806 as of June 2022.

Miami-Dade County, Fla.: $1,303

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Workers in Miami-Dade County, Fla. received a weekly average wage of $1,303 as of June 2022.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio: $1,286

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The average salary for workers in Cuyahoga County in Ohio reached $1,286 per week as of June 2022, just $8 per week below the national average. Cuyahoga County is home to Cleveland, Ohio's second largest city.

Dallas County, Texas: $1,535

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Workers in Dallas County, Texas received a weekly average wage of $1,535 as of June 2022.

King County, Wash.: $2,128

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Home to Seattle, King County, Wash. saw workers receive a weekly average wage of $2,128 as of June 2022. 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.: $1,427

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Workers in Multnomah County, home to Oregon's largest city, Portland, received a weekly average wage of $1,427 as of June 2022.

Boulder County, Colo.: $1,610

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Workers in Boulder County, Colo. received a weekly average wage of $1,610 as of June 2022.

Yellowstone County, Montana: $1,077

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Workers in Yellowstone County, Montana, which includes the city of Billings, received a weekly average wage of $1,077 as of June 2022.

Washoe County, Nev.: $1,197

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Workers in Washoe County, Nev., which includes the city of Reno, received a weekly average wage of $1,197 as of June 2022.

Santa Clara County, Calif.: $3,262

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Home to the famed Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County, Calif. saw workers receive a weekly average wage of $3,262 as of June 2022.

Honolulu County, Hawaii: $1,197

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Workers in Honolulu County, Hawaii, which includes the entire island of O'ahu, received a weekly average wage of $1,197 as of June 2022.

Anchorage Borough, Alaska: $1,306

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Workers in Alaska's largest city received an average of $1,306 per week as of June 2022.

San Juan, Puerto Rico: $732

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Workers in San Juan County in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico received a weekly average wage of $732 as of June 2022.

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