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Wage Rates

The Penn’s Northeast region is one of the largest metro areas in the state of Pennsylvania. However, the cost of living and average wage rates in our region are lower than any other of the top ten metro areas in the state. This means employers and employees get to live in one of the most affordable areas in the state and their dollars go further than in any other Northeast metro area.

 

For a more detailed look at wage rates, download our Penn's Northeast Wage Rates by Occupation information.

 

Pennsylvania Metro Area Wage Rates 

  

  Metro Area (by employment size)  

  Total Average Employment   

  Average Hourly Wage   

  Average Annual Wage  

  Philadelphia 

1,777,438

$28.93

$60,164

  Pittsburgh

1,080,772

$24.65

$51,272

  Harrisburgh - Carlisle

302,695

$23.48

$48,828

  Allentown - Bethlehem-Easton   

294,257

$22.23

$46,228

  Scranton - Wilkes-Barre

242,238

$18.48

$38,428

  Lancaster

216,020

$19.70

$40,976

  York Hanover 

169,100

$20.45

$42,537

  Reading 

163,246

$20.83

$43,316

  Erie 

121,532

$18.95

$38,428

  State College 

64,622

$20.83

$42,536

 

 

 

 


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