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Average Wage in Arizona as a Percentage of the National Average

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A reasonable target is for Arizona’s average wage to be near the national average. This was the case during the early 1970s when the state’s figure was within 1 percent of the national average. The average wage in Arizona was within 5 percent of the national average in each year from 1969 through 1984. Since then, the highest has been a 5 percent differential from 2005 through 2009. In 2012 and 2013, the figure was 6.4 percent less.