Five of the six states with the highest weekly wages for men are located along or close to the east coast - Connecticut ($1,101 median wage), Massachusetts ($1,033), New Jersey ($972) , New Hampshire ($966), and Virginia ($956). The other state is Washington with a weekly median income of $978 which is the fourth highest in the country.
Arkansas was the lowest at $640 per week. The District of Columbia is first with a weekly median income of $1,103.
Median weekly earnings of women in full-time wage and salary positions in 2010 follow the same pattern as the men. The District of Columbia is first with $995 and Arkansas comes in last with $530. States with the highest wages for women were located along the Northeastern coastline - Connecticut ($835 median wage), Massachusetts ($832), New Jersey ($824).
Minnesota was sixth with $749 as a median weekly income and Washington was the seventh highest with $748.
These figures and other data were released December 28, 2011 by the U.S Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistic.