Philadelphia employment information

IndexPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaNational
Income per capita$23,696$30,137$29,829
Median household income$39,770$54,895$55,322
Median income owner occupied$52,289$68,587$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,463$31,605$35,192
Median earnings male$31,755$39,478$36,919
Median earnings female$27,391$26,440$26,250
Unemployment rate7.5%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level25.9%13.3%15.1%
The Philadelphia, PA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Philadelphia is $23,696, which is 21% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 21% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $39,770, which is 28% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 28% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Philadelphia is 7%, which is 61% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Philadelphia is 26% which is 71% higher than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$26,510$39,770$79,540
City
$36,593$54,895$109,790
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
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According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Philadelphia is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Philadelphia is 28% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Philadelphia is 61% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Philadelphia is 71% higher than the national average.

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Philadelphia median earnings by income bracket

Philadelphia employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.9%0.6%
Manufacturing sector9.3%0.3%
Financial & insurance services3.8%5.1%
Wholesale & retail services13.3%11.8%
Public administration6.5%6.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.6%2.8%
Education, health & social services17.9%42.0%
Other30.4%26.0%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Rose Valley, PA944$175,625217%
Haverford College, PA1,306$156,500183%
Devon, PA1,880$156,012182%
Haddonfield, NJ11,444$135,700145%
Blue Bell, PA6,403$130,164135%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,938$39,77028%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Phoenix, AZ1,555,324$49,32811%
San Antonio, TX1,439,358$48,18313%
San Diego, CA1,374,812$68,11723%
Dallas, TX1,278,433$45,21518%
San Jose, CA1,009,363$90,30363%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,938$39,77028%
Source: The Philadelphia, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).