Average Monthly Earnings

For those regional center clients who did receive a pay check, the table and chart below shows their average monthly earnings over the last eight years.

What this page shows us: Even regional center consumers who are making money appear to be under-employed, as their average earnings are very low.

The great recession had its biggest impact on working age regional center clients, not in how many had jobs, but in how much they made. While many kept jobs, on average they either worked fewer hours or were paid less.

The bar chart shows that wages did not go up during and after the great recession. However, wages have slowly increased in the last few years..

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Year Average Monthly
Consumer Wages
2008 $508
2009 $499
2010 $502
2011 $485
2012 $523
2013 $541
2014 $563
2015 $603
2016 $666

Bar chart of Average Monthly Earnings

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DATA SOURCE: Footnote: The data is from Employment Development Department (EDD).  CA EDD data reflects the average annual wages reported to EDD for the purpose of Unemployment Insurance reporting, a limitation of the data as some people have contract earnings that are unreported. End Footnote

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