In most metro areas salaries went up, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
San Francisco, at the top of the chart, showed an average salary growth of nearly 25%. The average weekly salary there is $1,706.
But several cities aren’t so fortunate and saw a reduction in weekly pay. Anniston-Oxford, Alabama, at the bottom of the chart, saw a 2.4% decline with an average weekly wage being $743
So who’s seeing these thousand dollar a week salaries?
Oleg Dyunov, shopping in the Galleria area, said, “I think it’s much lower than $1,000 a week. Maybe about $1,500 or $1,700 for two weeks, that would give us about 800 bucks.”
Sam Hewitt took a more cynical approach, “You know what the old saying goes: statistics don’t lie but liars use statistics. How about that?”
Houston didn’t make either extreme high or low, so we’re hoping that means we’re doing OK.