U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Indicator 1.5: Ratio of Average VR Hourly Wage To Average State Hourly Wage: Fiscal Year 2009*

Blind Agencies

Agency Average Hourly Wage for Individuals with Competitive Employment Outcomes Average Annual State Wage 2009 (Fiscal Year Wage) (Weighted Average) Average Hourly State Wage for 2009 (Fiscal Year Wage) (Weighted Average) Ratio of Average Hourly VR Wage to Average State Wage: Indicator 1.5 (>=.59)
ARKANSAS-B 10.64 35,194 16.92 0.629
CONNECTICUT-B 18.36 57,813 27.79 0.661
DELAWARE-B 11.88 47,508 22.84 0.520
FLORIDA-B 12.72 40,478 19.46 0.654
IDAHO-B 12.86 33,857 16.28 0.790
IOWA-B 15.10 36,803 17.69 0.853
KENTUCKY-B 11.92 37,376 17.97 0.664
MAINE-B 14.69 36,165 17.39 0.845
MASSACHUSETTS-B 19.56 56,244 27.04 0.723
MICHIGAN-B 12.87 43,714 21.02 0.613
MINNESOTA-B 14.49 45,326 21.79 0.665
MISSOURI-B 12.85 39,966 19.21 0.669
NEBRASKA-B 12.57 36,214 17.41 0.722
NEW JERSEY-B 14.63 54,865 26.38 0.555
NEW MEXICO-B 17.75 37,850 18.20 0.975
NEW YORK-B 16.38 58,858 28.30 0.579
NORTH CAROLINA-B 11.02 39,527 19.00 0.580
OREGON-B 15.34 40,427 19.44 0.789
SOUTH CAROLINA-B 11.73 36,208 17.41 0.674
SOUTH DAKOTA-B 11.02 32,815 15.78 0.699
TEXAS-B 12.64 45,611 21.93 0.576
VERMONT-B 13.17 38,144 18.34 0.718
VIRGINIA-B 14.31 47,235 22.71 0.630
WASHINGTON-B 17.34 46,614 22.41 0.774

FY2008 file of 2/14/2009

*FY2009 combines data from FY 2008 and 2009

Only preliminary state wage data for 2009 were available in June, 2010.

State average wage uses 4 quarters that are comparable to the Fiscal Year 2009.

Average wage was computed from average weekly wages Quarters 1 and 2 (preliminary) of 2009 and Quarters 3 and 4 (final) of 2008.

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