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Updated hourly wage at current main job, round record


[ PRELIMINARY VARIABLE: Variable description may change once we confirm the universe and assess the comparability of this variable over time. ]

For persons aged 16 and older who are in scope and have a continuing current main job and whose hourly wage changed from a previous round (or who did not know if their hourly wage changed from a previous round), WAGENEWRD reports the updated hourly wage for the person's current main job on the round record. Values are not presented for persons whose initial wage was imputed, even if they reported an updated wage in a subsequent round interview. WAGENEWRD does not include imputed values; any missing response information is set to "Not ascertained." Hourly wage variables are top-coded.

Please see the Codes and Comparability tabs for more information on differences in top-coded values over time.


WAGENEWRD is a 4-digit numeric variable with two decimal places that reports the new hourly wage of the person. Values should be interpreted as nominal dollar amounts with the exception of the following specific codes for missing, unknown, or top-coded values:

00.00: NIU
65.63: $65.63 or higher (2004)
70.91: $70.91 or higher (2007)
72.12: $72.12 or higher (2005-2006, 2008)
74.52: $74.52 or higher (2009-2010)
75.00: $75.00 or higher (2011)
75.76: $75.76 or higher (2012)
76.96: $76.96 or higher (2013)
78.00: $78.00 or higher (2014)
80.00: $80.00 or higher (2015)
84.13: $84.13 or higher (2016)
96.15: $96.15 or higher (2017-2019)
99.98: Not ascertained


The comparability of this variable over time has not yet been assessed.


The universe for this variable has not yet been confirmed.


  • 2004-2017, 2019



This variable has no flags.