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How much are millenials earning across the US? This map has the answer

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Millennials came of age during a tough economic time: Student debt has reached an all-time high, and the job market is more competitive than ever. As a result, young people today aren't earning as much money as their parents did when they were young. So how much are they making?

Using data from the Minnesota Population Center's 2014 American Community Survey in the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, we found the median annual total personal income for employed millennials. We used the Pew Research Center's definition of millennials: Americans born between 1981 and 1997.

The medians ranged from a low of $18,000 per year in Montana to a high of $43,000 in the District of Columbia. How do you stack up?

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Note that the youngest millennials are college-aged and may only be working part time, which may skew the median downward.

Below, we included the median annual personal income by state for all employees over age 17, also from the American Community Survey.

Read on to see how millennials compare with earners of all ages:

Alabama

Median personal income for all employees: $31,100

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Alaska

Median personal income for all employees: $44,000

Median income for millennials: $27,500

Arizona

Median personal income for all employees: $33,000

Median income for millennials: $20,800

Arkansas

Median personal income for all employees: $30,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

California

Median personal income for all employees: $35,000

Median income for millennials: $21,900

Colorado

Median personal income for all employees: $38,000

Median income for millennials: $24,000

Connecticut

Median personal income for all employees: $44,000

Median income for millennials: $23,300

Delaware

Median personal income for all employees: $38,000

Median income for millennials: $25,000

District of Columbia

Median personal income for all employees: $55,000

Median income for millennials: $43,000

Florida

Median personal income for all employees: $30,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Georgia

Median personal income for all employees: $33,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Hawaii

Median personal income for all employees: $37,000

Median income for millennials: $25,900

Idaho

Median personal income for all employees: $30,000

Median income for millennials: $19,000

Illinois

Median personal income for all employees: $37,500

Median income for millennials: $23,000

Indiana

Median personal income for all employees: $33,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Iowa

Median personal income for all employees: $35,000

Median income for millennials: $23,000

Kansas

Median personal income for all employees: $35,000

Median income for millennials: $21,000

Kentucky

Median personal income for all employees: $31,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Louisiana

Median personal income for all employees: $33,000

Median income for millennials: $22,000

Maine

Median personal income for all employees: $33,400

Median income for millennials: $19,200

Maryland

Median personal income for all employees: $45,000

Median income for millennials: $26,000

Massachusetts

Median personal income for all employees: $44,000

Median income for millennials: $25,000

Michigan

Median personal income for all employees: $33,700

Median income for millennials: $19,300

Minnesota

Median personal income for all employees: $39,000

Median income for millennials: $24,000

Mississippi

Median personal income for all employees: $30,000

Median income for millennials: $19,400

Missouri

Median personal income for all employees: $32,900

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Montana

Median personal income for all employees: $30,000

Median income for millennials: $18,000

Nebraska

Median personal income for all employees: $34,400

Median income for millennials: $23,000

Nevada

Median personal income for all employees: $33,000

Median income for millennials: $24,000

New Hampshire

Median personal income for all employees: $40,000

Median income for millennials: $21,000

New Jersey

Median personal income for all employees: $44,000

Median income for millennials: $25,000

New Mexico

Median personal income for all employees: $30,000

Median income for millennials: $19,200

New York

Median personal income for all employees: $40,000

Median income for millennials: $25,000

North Carolina

Median personal income for all employees: $31,900

Median income for millennials: $20,000

North Dakota

Median personal income for all employees: $36,000

Median income for millennials: $25,000

Ohio

Median personal income for all employees: $35,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Oklahoma

Median personal income for all employees: $32,000

Median income for millennials: $22,000

Oregon

Median personal income for all employees: $32,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Pennsylvania

Median personal income for all employees: $36,000

Median income for millennials: $23,400

Rhode Island

Median personal income for all employees: $37,200

Median income for millennials: $20,000

South Carolina

Median personal income for all employees: $30,000

Median income for millennials: $19,700

South Dakota

Median personal income for all employees: $32,200

Median income for millennials: $21,000

Tennessee

Median personal income for all employees: $31,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Texas

Median personal income for all employees: $34,000

Median income for millennials: $22,000

Utah

Median personal income for all employees: $31,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Vermont

Median personal income for all employees: $35,500

Median income for millennials: $24,000

Virginia

Median personal income for all employees: $40,000

Median income for millennials: $25,000

Washington

Median personal income for all employees: $40,000

Median income for millennials: $24,000

West Virginia

Median personal income for all employees: $31,000

Median income for millennials: $19,000

Wisconsin

Median personal income for all employees: $35,000

Median income for millennials: $20,000

Wyoming

Median personal income for all employees: $37,000

Median income for millennials: $24,400

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