• Wages by Occupation


    Economy / Wages

    Because individuals and specific occupations can get lost in indicators like our data on average annual and average quarterly wage rates, we are publishing average annual wages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for specific occupations in 16 categories. Local pay is tracked against comparables in 15 benchmark cities. Occupations where Pittsburgh ranked above benchmark... More


  • Average Annual Pay – Benchmark Regions


    Economy / Wages

    Although Pittsburgh has trailed benchmark regions in average annual pay for many years, that gap is slowly narrowing. Average annual pay increased by 1.8 percent between 2012 and 2013, 2.8 percent between 2013 and 2014 and 4 percent between 2014 and 2015. However, Pittsburgh’s average annual pay between 2015 and 2016 decreased 0.4 percent from... More


  • Average Weekly Wages – Benchmark Regions


    Economy / Wages

    Average weekly wages in the 7-county Pittsburgh metropolitan area in 2016 were $1,015, a year-over-year percent decrease of 0.4 percent. The region’s average weekly wages were below the benchmark average of $1,092. Pittsburgh was the only region to experience a year-over-year decline in average weekly wages among the benchmark regions. To view data on annual pay... More


  • Average Weekly Wages – Pittsburgh Region Counties


    Economy / Wages

    The figures below reveal the wide disparity in average weekly wages that exists in the seven-county Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area. Allegheny County had the highest average weekly wages at $1,003 in 2016 with an overall decrease of 0.5 percent year-over-year. Fayette County had the lowest average weekly wages at $712 with an increase of 2.6 percent... More