The average American makes about 33 dollars an hour. That’s right, \$33 every single hour. But how much do you make? What is your hourly wage? It may be a lot more or a lot less than the national average. Let’s take a look at the numbers: – The median annual income for full-time workers in America is \$40,00 per year (\$8/hour) – The median weekly income for full-time workers in America is \$1,068 per week (\$42.38/hr) What does this mean to you? It means that if you work 40 hours a week and 52 weeks of the year (assuming no vacations), then you will earn approximately \$40,00 for the year. – But what if you work more than 40 hours a week? What about 50 or 60 hours per week? In that case, your hourly wage could be much higher and even exceed \$38/hour–the national average! – It also means that someone who earns only minimum wage (\$15/hr) would need to work 2080 hours in order to earn the same amount of money as someone earning an annual salary (35 hrs x 52 weeks = 1460). This is why it’s worth taking a look at how many hours you are willing to put into your job each day before settling on one with an hourly rate lower than \$28-\$30. You’re not going to make up