It depends on the state you live in.
But in terms of salary vs hourly,
there need to be some more questions answered.
do you have the opportunity to earn overtime?
Salaried people earn one salary;
hourly people have the opportunity to earn more.
If you earn more,
you pay more in taxes (unless you`re really,
I would say the hourly position is better because you may earn more money.
Do you get equal benefits salaried or hourly?
As a salaried employee you may have better tax reduction plans such as 401K,
health insurance (which is pretax)
and FSA (also pretax).
So you have to answer some of these questions before anyone can answer yours.