Economy
Average Salary by Sector, 2018


Average Salary by Sector, 2018

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 is our county performing?

In 2018, the three highest-paid sectors in Berks County were Financial Activities, with an average salary of $77,200, Construction, at $63,800, and Professional and Business Services, at $62,500. Salaries were higher at both the state and national level in two of these sectors. For example, the average salary for Financial Activities was 13% higher in Pennsylvania, at $88,800, and 19% higher nationally, at $95,400.

Similar to Berks, Financial Activities was the highest-paid sector in Chester, Lancaster and Montgomery counties. Information ranked highest in Lebanon and Lehigh counties. In Schuylkill County, the Manufacturing sector received the highest average salary.

Notes about the data

Figures are in constant 2017 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.

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Average Salary by Sector, 2018
ConstructionEducational ServicesFinancial ActivitiesGovernmentHealth Care and Social AssistanceInformationLeisure and HospitalityManufacturingNatural Resources and MiningOther ServicesProfessional and Business ServicesTrade, Transportation, and UtilitiesTotal
Pennsylvania$66,400$57,064$88,791$61,663$50,741$85,623$21,185$62,582$62,887$34,087$77,832$45,847$55,628
Berks County$63,822$37,189$77,184$54,317$52,705$55,840$16,350$62,023$41,487$27,933$62,543$41,326$50,358
Berks County Regions
Central
Northeast
South
Southeast
West
Reading city
Berks County Peers
Chester County$72,201$55,079$121,713$56,087$49,226$108,713$20,975$76,237$42,987$33,142$109,208$56,353$71,039
Lancaster County$58,441$40,483$69,726$49,868$48,089$52,829$17,766$56,159$37,996$33,409$61,299$38,928$46,354
Lebanon County$53,391$44,830$51,086$50,413$49,765$59,230$15,794$50,102$40,164$26,339$36,367$37,956$42,609
Lehigh County$65,760$47,806$66,960$58,188$59,489$73,628$19,113$68,624$37,848$33,878$71,010$44,196$53,883
Montgomery County$79,611$57,715$112,126$65,316$51,692$91,442$21,293$88,680$45,142$35,922$94,464$54,645$69,511
Schuylkill County$48,430$41,767$48,026$52,896$40,546$51,150$14,992$56,885$46,655$23,020$42,068$36,436$42,676

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Notes: Figures are in constant 2017 dollars. N/A - Data not available or not disclosed.




Total Salary by Sector, 2018
ConstructionEducational ServicesFinancial ActivitiesGovernmentHealth Care and Social AssistanceInformationLeisure and HospitalityManufacturingNatural Resources and MiningOther ServicesProfessional and Business ServicesTrade, Transportation, and UtilitiesTotal
Pennsylvania$17,522,365,827$27,655,096,411$28,944,666,010$14,503,824,323$54,213,736,952$7,651,096,739$12,182,598,558$35,699,852,648$3,311,927,935$6,861,329,419$63,526,640,535$54,179,945,950$326,384,586,245
Berks County$457,093,047$71,141,849$444,965,888$250,511,992$1,472,204,174$61,926,019$247,129,674$1,958,678,660$124,503,692$148,130,108$1,401,142,867$1,394,455,076$8,739,258,497
Berks County Regions
Central
Northeast
South
Southeast
West
Reading city
Berks County Peers
Chester County$806,778,652$909,296,492$3,033,933,848$260,410,857$1,797,053,147$714,461,181$453,341,248$1,412,142,448$226,926,219$322,406,667$5,141,413,523$2,569,594,766$17,830,408,121
Lancaster County$969,715,793$175,331,660$563,872,450$223,958,880$1,860,628,752$150,141,337$445,920,205$2,122,209,022$122,537,893$254,746,458$1,448,368,905$2,222,911,952$11,235,847,648
Lebanon County$98,292,149$167,887,639$60,741,044$152,953,828$437,437,561$49,634,705$62,577,301$467,956,250$17,913,054$37,559,394$143,104,081$444,234,643$2,148,229,266
Lehigh County$455,650,949$614,547,551$477,290,445$241,539,558$2,549,444,743$182,008,345$326,216,814$1,319,854,780$29,597,475$179,216,574$1,956,529,696$2,015,955,141$10,403,533,519
Montgomery County$1,807,021,304$1,780,672,496$4,829,810,355$674,516,784$4,046,319,876$991,595,937$860,379,506$3,897,773,244$25,369,936$603,962,274$9,797,285,225$5,078,034,801$34,521,679,546
Schuylkill County$66,494,200$141,758,004$51,195,650$161,702,730$314,964,561$13,810,394$46,325,198$621,240,915$61,164,166$28,084,195$121,577,771$458,214,059$2,107,783,333

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Notes: Figures are in constant 2016 dollars. N/A - Data not available or not disclosed.




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