What Is the Average Hourly Rate for Skilled Workers?

While the average hourly rate for skilled workers varies greatly depending on the skill area as of 2014, the average mean wage for all skilled workers is $22.71 per hour. This includes a variety of skilled jobs from business to management, technical to legal and educational positions.

The average wage is drawn from a wide range, including a mean wage of $86.88 per hour for chief executives, $55.48 for public relations managers, $36.69 for financial specialists, $33.55 for registered nurses and $36.44 for psychologists. All of the data were gathered from employers in each of the 50 states in 2014.