What Does this Measure?
Median Salary by Industry Sector, sub-sector by ZIP code. Salary does not include benefits or investments.
Why is this Important?
Salaries are a gauge of overall economic health and a measure of the degree to which employees are sharing in the prosperity of a community. They also indicate the vitality of a region and its ability to compete and attract workers.
How is Erie County Doing?
The highest median salary of $47,040.89 occurs in the Management, Business, Science, and Arts occupations sector in Erie County, this sector's median salary for the United States is $57,457. The sub-sector which achieves the highest median salary is Computer, Engineering, and Science occupations at $53,512.37, this sub-sector's median salary for the entire United States is $75,867.
The lowest median salary of $16,624.99 occurs in the Service Occupations category, this sector's median salary for the United States is $24,665. The lowest median salary subsector of Food Preparation and Serving-related Occupations totals $11,243.05, this sub-sector's median salary for the United States is $15,289.
The median salary for Erie County is $42,289.38, whereas for the United States the median salary is $44,200, a difference of 4.3%. Since 2009 the median salary for Erie County has raised from $36,218.31 to $42,289.38, a percent change of 16.8% in 10 years.
EVS analyzes the data in each topic category using indicators, which report a targeted and digestible number, rate, or amount to represent Erie County as a whole. While this does not cover every aspect of the topic, it assists in establishing Erie's performance relative to the prior year(s). The indicators for the Economy: Salary topic are:
This indicator measures the average total salary for the latest data year across all sectors in Erie County, as a dollar amount. The trend for Average Salary is up and better in 2018, with a reported increase of +$63 within the County, representing +0.16%.
This indicator measures median wages above the living wage threshold as analyzed by MIT's Living Wage calculator. A family sustaining wage for Erie County is $31,096 per year, or $14.95 per hour. Family Sustaining Wage = employees in industries with a median salary above $31,096 / total employment in the metropolitan area. The trend for Jobs Supporting a Family Sustaining Wage is up and better from 2017 to 2018, with a reported increase of +0.07% representing 531 employees.
How does Erie compare to its Peers?
How does Erie compare to Pennsylvania?
About this Data
Data from the U.S. Department of Labor as of 2018.