Low wages in Butte County

Stats show Butte County below state average

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported July 30 that the average weekly wage in Butte County ($748) doesn’t stack up so well to the state average ($1,186) or the national average ($1,000).

There are 72,488 people working in Butte County, compared to 15,216,293 in the state and 133,726,808 nationwide. San Mateo County boasts the highest average weekly wage in California and the nation at $3,240, while Mariposa County’s $647 comes in the lowest, at least in the state.

Glenn County has 8,189 employed people earning an average of $697 a week and Tehama County weighs in with 15,648 people earning a weekly average of $699. There are 16,255 workers in Yuba County earning an average of $830 a week and Shasta County has 59,111 workers getting paid an average of $759 per week.

The numbers were tallied in December of 2012.