Pittsburgh employment information

IndexPittsburghPennsylvaniaNational
Income per capita$27,435$28,912$28,555
Median household income$40,009$53,115$53,482
Median income owner occupied$58,430$66,298$68,142
Median income renter occupied$26,217$30,128$33,219
Median earnings male$29,245$38,139$36,116
Median earnings female$22,793$25,633$25,692
Unemployment rate5.8%5.4%5.8%
Poverty level22.8%13.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Pittsburgh is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Pittsburgh is 25% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Pittsburgh is equal to the national average.
  • The poverty level in Pittsburgh is 46% higher than the national average.

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Pittsburgh median earnings by income bracket

Pittsburgh employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.6%0.6%
Manufacturing sector7.1%0.2%
Financial & insurance services4.9%7.2%
Wholesale & retail services13.0%11.1%
Public administration5.1%3.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.0%2.5%
Education, health & social services23.8%43.5%
Other32.1%26.0%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Sewickley Heights, PA723$171,474221%
Fox Chapel, PA5,397$168,274215%
Ben Avon Heights, PA362$153,750187%
Edgeworth, PA1,650$151,250183%
Thornburg, PA538$128,333140%
Pittsburgh, PA306,045$40,00925%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lexington-Fayette, KY304,473$48,6679%
Corpus Christi, TX312,680$49,6757%
Riverside, CA313,041$56,0895%
Anchorage, AK298,178$78,12146%
Stockton, CA297,223$45,34715%
Pittsburgh, PA306,045$40,00925%
Source: The Pittsburgh, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.