Once adjusted for purchasing power parity, the average annual income in the U.S. is higher than that in any other country in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, according to the latest comparable data from the OECD, as parsed by Bloomberg.
The average U.S. worker was paid $54,450/year in 2011, the latest year for which comparable data was available. The data reflects only the salaries of full-time employees and their equivalent.
Luxembourg, Ireland, Switzerland and Netherlands were among the top five in the ranking.
The OECD country with the lowest annual salary was Estonia, with the average worker getting paid the equivalent of $17,323/year.
Also among the bottom five were Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland.
Here’s the full list, in the form of a bar chart, of the average annual salaries in each country:
And the same data visualized in a map:
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