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:
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
ComparabilityThe comparability of this variable over time has not yet been assessed.
- 2004-2017, 2019
- 2004-2017, 2019 : PERWEIGHT