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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Buffalo, New York Metro Area

MSA: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
counties: Erie, Niagara
Population (2016 estimate): 1.1 million
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 4.9%
NFP Employment (2016): 561,000
Average Earnings (2016): $40,440

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 23,210 42.3 0.8 $96,230
Business and Financial Operations 23,920 43.6 0.8 $61,820
IT and Mathematical 12,630 23.0 0.8 $66,640
Architecture and Engineering 7,250 13.2 0.7 $70,770
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 4,650 8.5 1.0 $49,750
Community and Social Services 10,270 18.7 1.3 $40,960
Legal and Judicial 4,370 8.0 1.0 $76,340
Education, Training, and Library 41,680 76.0 1.2 $45,480
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 5,570 10.2 0.8 $41,420
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 34,950 63.7 1.1 $62,760
Healthcare Support 15,760 28.7 1.0 $29,550
Protective Services 14,920 27.2 1.1 $36,580
Food Preparation and Serving Related 52,460 95.6 1.0 $20,790
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 18,210 33.2 1.1 $26,210
Personal Care and Services 19,870 36.2 1.1 $23,080
Sales and Related 60,020 109.4 1.1 $25,070
Office and Administrative Support 92,780 169.1 1.1 $34,380
Construction and Extraction 20,140 36.7 0.9 $47,690
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 19,450 35.5 0.9 $42,360
Production 35,540 64.8 1.0 $36,450
Transportation and Material Moving 30,870 56.3 0.8 $30,840

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