What is the total payroll of everyone in the USA? Combined?

Not capital gains or other income. Not median income. Just payroll.

My Google skills were inadequate to find this on my own.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts a quarterly census of employment and wages. Here is the table for Q2 of 2015, which appears to be the most recent available. That gives total US wages for the quarter as $1,475,263,370,685.

So a very rough estimate for the year if we multiply that by four is $5,901,053,482,740.

That’s a little less than the total reported for 2014, which was $5,928,257,396,732.

Thank you friedo.

I was just checking the math on Sanders’ health plan.