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Fun with wages

A nifty little Wall Street Journal infographic lets you play around with some demographic realities of American wages.

One interesting thing is the sheer volume of people who are employed at twice the minimum wage or under. Another is that the median hourly salary is $16 (which is right about $28,000 per year), compared to a mean salary of $21 (which is right about $44,000 per year). At a glace that tells me that there are a whole lot of people working in America who aren’t making very much money doing what they do.

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