Here is an interesting little slice of information I found while trolling the interwebs. According to recent data the average American salary is $922 a week.

Without getting into specifics about individual paychecks here is the breakdown in the math, $922 divided by 40 equals $23.05 an hour. If you multiply that number by 52 it equals a yearly salary of $47, 944. I'm not really sure if overtime is included in the research or not. Obviously this number takes into account different states and costs of living. Some people make less and I’m sure that number is low for people working in New York City but it seems fairly good for here in Maine.

Here is the breakdown by county in Maine, thanks to WMTW, Channel 8.