In 1996, the
maximum German hourly pay rate
of $31.87 for those in manufacturing was the highest in
the world. The corresponding rate in the United
States was $17.70.
In 1996, residents of New
York City had the highest average annual salary
in the United States: $45,028.
Among urban areas, residents of Jacksonville,
North Carolina, had the lowest average annual
sometimes use an exponential
model to describe rates of growth over time.
In some cases, in which the increases level off, a logistic
model is used.