Phoenix employment information

IndexPhoenixArizonaNational
Income per capita$25,213$26,686$29,829
Median household income$49,328$51,340$55,322
Median income owner occupied$66,865$63,012$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,921$35,905$35,192
Median earnings male$31,849$33,127$36,919
Median earnings female$27,040$25,835$26,250
Unemployment rate5.1%4.7%4.7%
Poverty level22.3%17.7%15.1%
The Phoenix, AZ 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 Phoenix is $25,213, which is 6% lower than than the Arizona average and 15% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $49,328, which is 4% lower than than the Arizona average and 11% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Phoenix is 5%, which is 9% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Phoenix is 22% which is 48% higher than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$32,882$49,328$98,656
City
$34,223$51,340$102,680
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
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 Phoenix is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Phoenix is 11% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Phoenix is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Phoenix is 48% higher than the national average.

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Phoenix median earnings by income bracket

Phoenix employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.8%1.4%
Manufacturing sector9.3%0.7%
Financial & insurance services6.1%8.6%
Wholesale & retail services14.8%13.7%
Public administration3.5%4.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.0%2.9%
Education, health & social services10.4%30.7%
Other33.6%32.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Paradise Valley, AZ13,833$173,487214%
Scottsdale, AZ234,495$76,54338%
Chandler, AZ242,131$74,32934%
Peoria, AZ158,677$66,16320%
Mesa, AZ470,456$50,6159%
Phoenix, AZ1,555,324$49,32811%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Philadelphia, PA1,559,938$39,77028%
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%
Phoenix, AZ1,555,324$49,32811%
Source: The Phoenix, AZ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).