Economy
Average Salary by Sector

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

What does this measure?

The average annual salary paid to workers in each economic sector in 2017.

Why is this important?

Salaries are a gauge of overall economic health and a measure of the degree to which employees are sharing in the prosperity of a community or specific economic sector. They also indicate the vitality of specific sectors and the demand for workers in those sectors.

How is our region performing?

Yearly salaries in our region averaged just over $48,000 in 2017, lower than the state and nation at about $70,500 and $55,400 respectively. The highest paid sectors in our region were Information ($71,000), Financial Activities ($67,200), Manufacturing ($62,600), and Professional and Business Services ($62,200). The lowest paid sector was Leisure and Hospitality ($18,800). Annual salaries in Monroe averaged about $50,500, higher than surrounding counties, where salaries averaged about $42,700.

Notes about the data

Figures are in 2017 dollars. Industries in which most of the workforce is part time (such as Leisure and Hospitality) may appear to pay even lower salaries than they do in comparison with sectors that have more full time workers. Worker salaries are reported by place of work, not residence. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the third quarter.

Average Salary by Sector, 2017
ConstructionEducational ServicesFinancial ActivitiesGovernmentHealth Care and Social AssistanceInformationLeisure and HospitalityManufacturingNatural Resources and MiningOther ServicesProfessional and Business ServicesTrade, Transportation, and UtilitiesTotal
United States$60,520$49,322$92,718$63,229$50,168$101,823$23,460$66,894$56,856$37,385$72,459$46,861$55,375
NYS$71,523$59,294$186,823$66,416$51,260$117,203$32,550$65,911$39,470$40,477$92,139$51,812$70,538
NYS (excluding NYC)$66,000$56,323$86,773$63,999$51,480$75,481$24,094$66,970$39,062$31,779$69,383$47,838$54,258
Region$57,020$56,675$67,170$54,632$44,263$71,043$18,758$62,555$36,983$28,205$62,211$39,735$48,140
Monroe$58,227$62,121$71,337$56,252$44,903$79,082$19,005$67,212$30,405$29,392$61,429$41,215$50,545
Surrounding Counties$54,773$45,266$49,364$52,984$41,794$37,996$18,310$55,024$37,611$25,031$66,831$36,888$42,690
Genesee$44,877$43,267$53,524$48,290$39,345$45,506$17,238$54,255$41,140$23,008$49,818$35,953$40,038
Livingston$60,135$41,264$37,598$50,291$37,353$25,259$15,541$48,741$48,246$26,930$44,289$34,628$38,793
Ontario$64,243$46,908$58,390$47,918$44,742$49,488$19,116$60,149$37,857$26,473$101,152$38,343$47,552
Orleans$47,007$49,481$35,364$56,883$62,337$15,772$15,472$52,135$34,107$22,228$31,910$32,100$41,441
Seneca$54,752$45,419$43,485$55,177$0$16,538$25,580$70,138$28,734$20,338$54,446$27,462$42,471
Wayne$45,345$12,815$48,831$43,498$38,484$22,025$14,777$51,761$33,650$24,700$44,045$44,164$41,528
Wyoming$41,563$0$50,100$70,495$55,843$25,417$15,943$49,134$37,829$23,787$44,023$34,636$42,001
Yates$38,890$43,607$39,437$70,463$49,811$23,973$17,439$39,886$28,024$27,354$35,767$31,196$34,654

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Notes: Figures are in constant 2017 dollars. N/A - Data not available or not disclosed.




Total Salary by Sector, 2017
ConstructionEducational ServicesFinancial ActivitiesGovernmentHealth Care and Social AssistanceInformationLeisure and HospitalityManufacturingNatural Resources and MiningOther ServicesProfessional and Business ServicesTrade, Transportation, and UtilitiesTotal
United States$429,219,436,397$617,986,458,728$756,643,817,565$463,441,545,376$1,068,163,155,268$300,149,688,564$384,082,368,700$833,217,750,254$107,498,952,213$167,085,691,233$1,486,933,743,357$1,337,053,579,649$7,966,329,559,854
NYS$27,530,731,053$55,251,629,454$135,663,540,783$32,454,708,150$82,790,078,178$32,360,027,799$31,301,329,894$29,263,936,918$1,214,245,612$15,006,835,992$122,263,104,570$86,882,461,956$654,236,917,954
NYS (excluding NYC)$15,701,962,453$34,884,985,406$23,159,592,119$22,421,985,692$44,879,162,054$6,788,569,864$12,294,227,343$24,932,835,523$1,186,847,611$6,244,499,531$43,019,325,492$49,875,662,357$272,517,789,893
Region$1,209,338,750$2,244,557,942$1,522,810,931$1,471,243,547$3,759,020,118$580,559,962$964,407,726$3,973,429,372$274,043,512$545,880,932$4,245,363,036$3,792,822,178$26,702,717,102
Monroe$803,415,649$1,665,288,830$1,310,597,153$764,019,249$3,028,707,775$519,803,893$629,998,051$2,637,935,141$19,641,365$414,016,205$3,584,740,698$2,588,536,432$19,452,050,352
Surrounding Counties$405,923,101$579,269,112$212,213,778$707,224,298$730,312,343$60,756,069$334,409,675$1,335,494,231$254,402,147$131,864,727$660,622,338$1,204,285,746$7,250,666,750
Genesee$39,671,413$117,860,315$27,618,309$59,783,023$125,037,713$6,871,411$49,764,702$173,237,228$40,317,348$18,268,539$52,956,739$158,301,882$930,410,576
Livingston$69,936,535$81,000,676$14,700,640$135,987,484$82,288,822$5,784,366$35,401,342$98,018,844$45,254,845$19,470,196$41,985,721$122,858,406$790,791,179
Ontario$183,671,111$245,471,510$91,088,689$92,818,039$377,174,348$38,798,275$125,667,360$408,956,237$23,963,536$45,056,901$391,358,494$464,986,724$2,517,582,394
Orleans$15,465,415$82,385,226$19,626,826$107,053,635$4,612,907$1,230,208$12,253,744$114,487,927$36,426,699$6,468,231$13,082,943$47,764,617$514,782,434
Seneca$11,388,390$27,205,902$10,958,313$108,477,900$0$446,537$56,583,670$146,026,744$3,505,564$4,982,767$25,589,657$71,457,176$531,226,413
Wayne$58,404,350$576,663$27,345,089$84,039,058$130,497,599$4,603,198$28,194,160$263,048,039$61,983,527$16,154,000$66,684,110$226,073,430$1,157,293,316
Wyoming$14,630,019$0$11,923,796$116,105,698$7,762,131$2,135,066$16,883,391$83,576,487$38,018,464$13,558,808$60,487,867$80,805,234$565,378,601
Yates$12,755,868$24,768,820$8,952,116$2,959,461$2,938,823$887,008$9,661,306$48,142,725$4,932,164$7,905,285$8,476,807$32,038,277$243,201,837

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Notes: Figures are in constant 2016 dollars. N/A - Data not available or not disclosed.











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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
Prenatal Care 80% 2016 3 1
Increasing
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Low Birth Weight Babies 7% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
Low Birth Weight Babies, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Infant Mortality Rate 6.0 2014-16 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.7% 2015 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 21% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families 39% 2012-16 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 18 2016 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 2.1 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 2% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 0 10 Not Applicable
Tourism Spending $1,368 2017 1 1
Increasing
Recreation Spending $76 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 81% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Voter Participation Rate 58% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
Registered Library Borrowers 63% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 6.0 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Contributions as a Percentage of Income 1.7% 2016 2 0
Maintaining
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2012-16 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 0.9% 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Population by Age 0 10 Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16-19 6% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $53,369 2012-16 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty 14% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Public Assistance Recipients 2.6% 2017 3 0
Maintaining
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 26% 2017 0 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP 14% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 16% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
EITC Dollars $177 2016 1 1
Increasing
Change in Total Jobs 0.5% 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Change in Jobs by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 0 10 Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate 5% 2017 2 1
Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 3% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Employment-to-Population Ratio 73% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,645 2016 0 1
Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation 44% 2016 2 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $22,208 2017 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $15,778 2017 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 9% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English 43% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 English by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 Math 48% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 Math by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 Math by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 English 41% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 8 English by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 English by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 Math 47% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Regents Algebra 1 78% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 84% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 85% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 87% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults 0 10 Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance 5% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 34.4 2016 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 685 2016 1 -1
Decreasing
Chlamydia Rate 50 2016 3 1
Increasing
Chlamydia Rates within Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Gonorrhea Rate 21 2016 2 0
Maintaining
Gonorrhea Rates within Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living with HIV 104 2016 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living with AIDS 132 2016 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable
Alcohol-related Crashes 3 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Median Home Value $130,597 2012-16 1 0
Maintaining
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 0 10 Not Applicable
Median Rental Prices $807 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.4 2012-16 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Overall Housing Cost Burden 31% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 35% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Homeownership Rate 68% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Vacant Housing Units 9% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable
Serious Crimes 214 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 28 2017 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 54 2017 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 13.7 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Arrest Rates 197.7 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable

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