Salem employment information

IndexSalemMissouriNational
Income per capita$20,025$27,044$29,829
Median household income$27,957$49,593$55,322
Median income owner occupied$37,679$62,242$70,586
Median income renter occupied$18,271$30,016$35,192
Median earnings male$28,672$34,901$36,919
Median earnings female$18,491$24,771$26,250
Unemployment rate3.8%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level30.9%15.3%15.1%
The Salem, MO 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 Salem is $20,025, which is 26% lower than than the Missouri average and 33% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $27,957, which is 44% lower than than the Missouri average and 49% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Salem is 4%, which is 19% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Salem is 31% which is 104% higher than than the national average.

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$18,636$27,957$55,914
City
$33,058$49,593$99,186
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 Salem is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Salem is 49% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Salem is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Salem is 104% higher than the national average.

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Salem employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry15.3%0.0%
Manufacturing sector19.2%6.5%
Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services24.5%14.7%
Public administration5.4%3.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.6%0.0%
Education, health & social services8.5%55.3%
Other18.2%20.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Salem, MO4,974$27,95749%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Benson, AZ4,974$30,01046%
Chittenango, NY4,974$64,65917%
Chisago City, MN4,975$65,11918%
Normandy, MO4,973$32,83041%
Thatcher, AZ4,972$43,08322%
Salem, MO4,974$27,95749%
Source: The Salem, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).