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 $89,244 occurs in the Management Occupations subcategory in Erie County, down from $91,105 in 2018. This sector's median salary in Pennsylvania is $108,589, and reflects a difference of $17,702 or 17.8% between Erie County and the state. While this has remained the highest median salary subcategory in Erie since 2010, the median salary has fallen since 2017, by -$2,164 (-2.4%).
The lowest median salary of $21,237 occurs in the Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations category in Erie County, up from $20,780 in 2018. This sector's median salary in Pennsylvania is $22,170, and reflects a difference of $933 or 4.2% between Erie County and the state. While this has remained the lowest median salary subcategory in Erie since 2010, the median salary has risen since 2014, by +$2,859 (+15.6%).
The median salary for Erie County is $40,419, whereas for the United States the median salary is $44,200, a difference of 8.6%. Since 2010 the median salary for Erie County has risen from $34,990 to $40,419, a percent change of 15.5% 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 median salary for the latest data year across all sectors in Erie County, as a dollar amount. The trend for Median Salary is up and better in 2020, with a reported increase of +$1,217 within the County, representing +2.9%.
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 $32,614 per year, or $15.68 per hour each for two working adults with 2 children. Family Sustaining Wage = employees in industries with a median salary above $32,614 / total employment in the metropolitan area. The trend for Jobs Supporting a Family Sustaining Wage is up and better from 2019 to 2020, with a reported increase of +1.9%.
How does Erie compare to its Peers?
How does Erie compare to Pennsylvania?
About this Data
Data from Emsi, as of 12/2020
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