Salem employment information

Income per capita$31,965$36,441$28,555
Median household income$59,044$67,846$53,482
Median income owner occupied$83,094$91,408$68,142
Median income renter occupied$37,328$37,165$33,219
Median earnings male$39,183$44,611$36,116
Median earnings female$31,183$31,498$25,692
Unemployment rate6.5%5.7%5.8%
Poverty level14.4%11.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Salem is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Salem is 10% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Salem is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Salem is 7% lower than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Salem median earnings by income bracket

Salem employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.3%0.6%
Manufacturing sector9.5%0.6%
Financial & insurance services6.2%6.6%
Wholesale & retail services13.8%12.1%
Public administration4.9%3.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%1.9%
Education, health & social services17.3%39.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Winchester, MA21,863$141,829165%
Topsfield, MA2,983$125,773135%
Lynnfield, MA12,058$114,816115%
Boxford, MA2,228$109,180104%
Belmont, MA25,173$105,85998%
Salem, MA42,321$59,04410%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cleveland, TN42,331$37,32530%
Burlington, VT42,342$42,74520%
North Lauderdale, FL42,354$42,61020%
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,282$120,697126%
Dublin, OH42,378$117,860120%
Salem, MA42,321$59,04410%
Source: The Salem, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.