Promote access to good-paying jobs for all Pennsylvanians
"Being inclusive, being fair, and paying good wages are not just the right things to do, they are the smart things to do. And that is how we are going to grow the economy."-Governor Tom Wolf
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Average Weekly Wages
This chart shows the average weekly wages paid by Pennsylvania employers across all industries. Use the drop-down menus to explore average weekly wages in specific industries and counties. Click on "View Source Data" for more information on the types of compensation included in this measure.
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages represent total compensation paid during the calendar year, regardless of when services were performed. Included in wages are pay for vacation and other paid leave, bonuses, stock options, tips, the cash value of meals and lodging. Weekly Wages are derived by dividing total wages reported by average employment and then dividing the quotient by 52 weeks per year.