By Andy Kiersz/Business Insider
February 22, 2019

Across the US, older workers tend to have a higher income than younger workers.

Business Insider analyzed individual-level data from the US Census Bureau’s 2017 “American Community Survey” available from the Minnesota Population Center’s Integrated Public Use Microdata Series and found the median total income among full-time, year-round employed workers in each state for three generational age groups: millennials (age 21 to 36 in 2017), Gen Xers (age 37 to 52), and baby boomers (age 53 to 71). Median means half the group makes below that amount and half makes above that amount.

In all 50 states and Washington, D.C., the median millennial made less money than the median Gen Xer or baby boomer, and in most states boomers earned more than their Gen X counterparts.

The gap in median salary between millennials and baby boomers ranged from the median boomer making about 25% more than the median millennial in Iowa to a 65% gap between the median millennial and median boomer in Alaska.

Here’s what the typical worker in each of those three generations makes in every state.

Alabama

Millennial: $32,000

Gen Xer: $46,500

Baby boomer: $50,000


Alaska

Millennial: $43,000

Gen Xer: $65,000

Baby boomer: $71,000


Arizona

Millennial: $35,000

Gen Xer: $50,000

Baby boomer: $55,000


Arkansas

Millennial: $32,000

Gen Xer: $43,000

Baby boomer: $46,000


California

Millennial: $40,000

Gen Xer: $60,000

Baby boomer: $61,400


Colorado

Millennial: $40,000

Gen Xer: $60,000

Baby boomer: $60,000


Connecticut

Millennial: $45,000

Gen Xer: $65,000

Baby boomer: $70,000


Delaware

Millennial: $38,000

Gen Xer: $60,000

Baby boomer: $60,300


District of Columbia

Millennial: $63,000

Gen Xer: $95,200

Baby boomer: $80,000


Florida

Millennial: $33,000

Gen Xer: $45,000

Baby boomer: $50,000


Georgia

Millennial: $35,000

Gen Xer: $50,000

Baby boomer: $52,000


Hawaii

Millennial: $39,000

Gen Xer: $53,000

Baby boomer: $56,000


Idaho

Millennial: $33,000

Gen Xer: $50,000

Baby boomer: $48,100


Illinois

Millennial: $40,300

Gen Xer: $56,000

Baby boomer: $60,000


Indiana

Millennial: $37,500

Gen Xer: $50,000

Baby boomer: $51,900


Iowa

Millennial: $40,000

Gen Xer: $51,000

Baby boomer: $50,000


Kansas

Millennial: $37,200

Gen Xer: $50,000

Baby boomer: $52,000


Kentucky

Millennial: $35,000

Gen Xer: $47,810

Baby boomer: $50,000


Louisiana

Millennial: $35,000

Gen Xer: $49,000

Baby boomer: $50,000


Maine

Millennial: $38,000

Gen Xer: $50,000

Baby boomer: $52,000


Maryland

Millennial: $45,000

Gen Xer: $67,000

Baby boomer: $73,100


Massachusetts

Millennial: $50,000

Gen Xer: $72,000

Baby boomer: $70,000


Michigan

Millennial: $37,000

Gen Xer: $53,000

Baby boomer: $55,000


Minnesota

Millennial: $42,100

Gen Xer: $60,000

Baby boomer: $59,000


Mississippi

Millennial: $31,900

Gen Xer: $41,000

Baby boomer: $45,000


Missouri

Millennial: $36,000

Gen Xer: $48,000

Baby boomer: $50,000


Montana

Millennial: $32,700

Gen Xer: $50,000

Baby boomer: $50,000


Nebraska

Millennial: $40,000

Gen Xer: $50,000

Baby boomer: $50,000


Nevada

Millennial: $35,000

Gen Xer: $48,300

Baby boomer: $50,000


New Hampshire

Millennial: $40,000

Gen Xer: $60,000

Baby boomer: $61,030


New Jersey

Millennial: $45,000

Gen Xer: $69,000

Baby boomer: $68,000


New Mexico

Millennial: $32,000

Gen Xer: $45,000

Baby boomer: $51,800


New York

Millennial: $45,000

Gen Xer: $58,000

Baby boomer: $60,000


North Carolina

Millennial: $35,000

Gen Xer: $48,000

Baby boomer: $50,000


North Dakota

Millennial: $40,000

Gen Xer: $52,000

Baby boomer: $50,000


Ohio

Millennial: $37,400

Gen Xer: $50,030

Baby boomer: $52,400


Oklahoma

Millennial: $35,000

Gen Xer: $46,400

Baby boomer: $49,200


Oregon

Millennial: $38,000

Gen Xer: $55,000

Baby boomer: $55,000


Pennsylvania

Millennial: $40,000

Gen Xer: $55,000

Baby boomer: $54,900


Rhode Island

Millennial: $40,500

Gen Xer: $56,500

Baby boomer: $62,400


South Carolina

Millennial: $32,400

Gen Xer: $45,000

Baby boomer: $50,000


South Dakota

Millennial: $36,000

Gen Xer: $45,000

Baby boomer: $46,050


Tennessee

Millennial: $34,600

Gen Xer: $46,000

Baby boomer: $50,000


Texas

Millennial: $37,000

Gen Xer: $50,000

Baby boomer: $53,100


Utah

Millennial: $37,100

Gen Xer: $54,000

Baby boomer: $57,000


Vermont

Millennial: $38,000

Gen Xer: $50,000

Baby boomer: $53,200


Virginia

Millennial: $41,400

Gen Xer: $60,000

Baby boomer: $64,750


Washington

Millennial: $45,000

Gen Xer: $64,000

Baby boomer: $65,000


West Virginia

Millennial: $33,000

Gen Xer: $47,000

Baby boomer: $50,000


Wisconsin

Millennial: $40,000

Gen Xer: $51,130

Baby boomer: $52,500


Wyoming

Millennial: $37,200

Gen Xer: $55,000

Baby boomer: $55,000

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