• Average Weekly Wages – Benchmark Regions


    Economy / Wages

    Average weekly wages in the 7-county Pittsburgh metropolitan area for the third quarter of 2016 were $1,013, a year-over-year percent increase of 4.4 percent. The region’s average weekly wages in the third quarter were below the benchmark average of $1,092. To view data on annual pay for Pittsburgh and its benchmark regions, click here. 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 $1,098 in the third quarter of 2016 with an overall increase of 4.6 percent year-over-year. Fayette County had the lowest average weekly wages at $729 with an... More


  • 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 14 benchmark cities. More


  • Average Annual Pay – Benchmark Regions


    Economy / Wages

    Although Pittsburgh has trailed benchmark regions in average annual pay for many years, that gap is narrowing. Average annual pay increased by 3.6 percent between 2010 and 2011, 3.5 percent between 2011 and 2012, 1.8 percent between 2012 and 2013 and 2.8 percent between 2013 and 2014. Pittsburgh’s average annual pay increased 4 percent from... More