Here's how much millennials are earning annually across the US

ANDY KIERSZ & KATHLEEN ELKINS
You'll Never Guess The State With The Highest Median Income
You'll Never Guess The State With The Highest Median Income

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 between a low of $18,000 per year in Montana and 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 downwards.

Below, we included the median annual personal income by state for all employees over age 17, also from the Minnesota Population Center's 2014 "American Community Survey" in the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.

Read on to see how millennials compare to 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

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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

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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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