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Workers in the Chicago area had an average hourly wage of $26.12 in May 2016, above the national average of $23.86. Management jobs, 7.6 percent of area employment, had an average wage of $56.40.
Workers in the Elkhart-Goshen Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $19.77 in May 2016. Production workers accounted for 35.9 percent of area employment.
Workers in Indianapolis had an average hourly wage of $22.52 in May 2016. Transportation and material moving jobs paid $16.48 an hour and accounted for 10.1 percent of area employment.
Workers in the Lake County-Kenosha County Metropolitan Division had an average (mean) hourly wage of $26.01 in May 2016, about 9 percent above the nationwide average of $23.86.
Workers in the Rockford Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $21.18 in May 2016. Production workers accounted for 15.3% of employment and made $18.65 an hour.