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Average Salary by Sector

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Average Salary by Sector, 2019

What does this measure?

The average annual salary paid to workers in each economic sector.

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 or a specific economic sector. They also indicate the vitality of specific sectors and their demand for workers.

How does our county compare?

In 2019, the three highest-paid sectors in Lancaster County were Financial Activities, with an average salary of $72,405, Construction, at $61,353, and Professional and Business Services, at $62,728. Salaries were higher at both the state and national level in each of these sectors. For example, the average salary for Financial Activities was 25% higher in Pennsylvania, at $90,746, and 36% higher nationally, at $98,283.

Similarly to Lancaster, Financial Activities was the highest-paid sector in Berks and Chester counties. Information ranked highest in Lebanon County.

Notes about the data

Figures are in constant 2019 dollars. Industries in which most of the workforce is part-time (such as Leisure and Hospitality) may appear to pay even lower salaries than they do in comparison with sectors that have more full-time workers. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the third quarter.

Average Salary by Sector, 2019
ConstructionEducational ServicesFinancial ActivitiesGovernmentHealth Care and Social AssistanceInformationLeisure and HospitalityManufacturingNatural Resources and MiningOther ServicesProfessional and Business ServicesTrade, Transportation, and UtilitiesTotal
Pennsylvania$68,113$58,763$90,746$62,908$52,330$93,130$22,092$64,250$64,950$35,239$81,413$47,126$57,497
Lancaster County$61,353$42,727$72,405$51,404$50,000$57,428$18,488$57,638$39,879$34,326$62,728$39,505$47,809
Berks County$64,795$38,167$77,051$55,892$53,787$56,641$16,802$62,157$40,155$30,360$62,580$42,663$51,180
Chester County$74,531$56,989$124,701$57,093$50,005$103,813$21,593$77,406$44,192$34,352$112,271$56,961$72,529
Cumberland County$62,876$48,854$74,677$69,904$54,423$61,024$19,190$57,019$35,303$35,382$69,847$43,547$52,629
Dauphin County$63,076$48,897$74,664$61,042$63,227$72,001$21,245$67,432$34,241$43,820$75,874$48,366$56,755
Lebanon County$55,714$46,118$52,506$51,941$51,853$75,683$16,391$52,070$40,790$27,529$38,397$39,160$44,362
York County$64,452$39,394$63,773$65,323$55,281$60,549$16,572$59,430$43,739$32,039$57,318$41,518$49,898

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Notes: Figures are in constant 2019 dollars. N/A - Data not available or not disclosed.




Total Salary by Sector, 2019
ConstructionEducational ServicesFinancial ActivitiesGovernmentHealth Care and Social AssistanceInformationLeisure and HospitalityManufacturingNatural Resources and MiningOther ServicesProfessional and Business ServicesTrade, Transportation, and UtilitiesTotal
Pennsylvania$18,331,076,769$28,482,347,744$30,000,233,581$14,931,476,038$57,045,392,916$8,426,041,411$12,842,788,742$36,973,895,960$3,445,941,014$7,177,533,240$67,236,340,769$55,686,931,376$340,705,442,241
Lancaster County$1,044,420,296$178,255,152$589,014,340$231,678,673$1,980,489,159$152,126,956$469,142,967$2,149,653,010$131,240,937$268,805,269$1,549,940,471$2,276,785,237$11,721,687,940
Berks County$468,335,340$73,166,961$447,819,756$256,489,416$1,574,071,320$59,869,048$255,843,429$2,004,441,072$123,075,080$163,004,759$1,411,750,011$1,454,263,596$9,010,207,229
Chester County$849,200,520$947,564,184$3,185,491,261$268,392,727$1,855,853,867$681,841,120$478,154,729$1,390,444,407$228,916,706$340,875,964$5,350,924,578$2,575,699,879$18,342,644,795
Cumberland County$293,379,007$174,898,470$652,155,245$521,903,442$944,730,600$84,761,732$224,118,075$524,513,262$13,379,831$186,003,799$1,545,583,466$1,649,718,957$7,181,202,178
Dauphin County$360,227,077$156,518,187$776,733,308$1,398,226,214$2,097,057,401$130,321,328$434,984,096$830,627,525$7,498,791$278,037,684$1,740,164,545$1,690,182,493$10,592,325,445
Lebanon County$107,416,796$173,405,413$60,013,950$157,432,818$462,792,250$64,179,183$66,548,143$488,418,898$18,926,343$38,485,849$157,543,220$480,967,027$2,284,307,292
York County$719,473,268$68,584,813$324,349,203$510,956,530$1,471,017,088$87,493,308$269,890,390$1,901,212,728$33,591,180$230,840,606$1,244,835,949$1,585,049,414$9,007,484,182

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Notes: Figures are in constant 2019 dollars. N/A - Data not available or not disclosed.




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