The presence of Gen Z in the American workforce has grown rapidly over the past few years. And one of the highest paying states for this age group is the Nutmeg State.
In 2021, the median annual income of workers aged 16 to 24 in Connecticut was around $39,590, the third highest of any state, according to an analysis by GoBankingRates.
Connecticut was behind Massachusetts, which ranked first with a median salary of $41,491, and Washington ranked second with $39,976. The median salary in the United States was $32,500.
To determine its results, GoBankingRates analyzed the median hourly, weekly, and annual earnings of 16- to 24-year-olds in the United States.
The Personal Finance website researchers compared the median hourly income for all occupations in each state with the national average. They then factored in the weekly earnings of 16- to 24-year-olds to calculate each state’s median weekly and annual earnings for the age group.