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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Metro Area

MSA: Pittsburgh, PA
counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland
Population (2016 estimate): 2.3 million
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 5.4%
NFP Employment (2016): 1.2 million
Average Earnings (2016): $41,510

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 46,170 40.7 0.8 $105,230
Business and Financial Operations 58,340 51.5 1.0 $62,930
IT and Mathematical 35,550 31.4 1.1 $72,810
Architecture and Engineering 25,790 22.7 1.3 $74,560
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 9,270 8.2 1.0 $57,760
Community and Social Services 20,570 18.1 1.3 $37,730
Legal and Judicial 8,610 7.6 1.0 $77,280
Education, Training, and Library 62,820 55.4 0.9 $51,860
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 11,820 10.4 0.8 $40,980
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 81,940 72.3 1.2 $58,030
Healthcare Support 34,850 30.7 1.1 $28,660
Protective Services 23,950 21.1 0.9 $30,590
Food Preparation and Serving Related 103,680 91.4 1.0 $19,470
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 31,570 27.8 0.9 $24,290
Personal Care and Services 43,470 38.3 1.2 $22,820
Sales and Related 114,890 101.3 1.0 $26,340
Office and Administrative Support 190,570 168.1 1.1 $33,090
Construction and Extraction 51,120 45.1 1.1 $47,690
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 44,270 39.0 1.0 $41,690
Production 61,300 54.1 0.8 $36,610
Transportation and Material Moving 72,530 64.0 0.9 $31,660

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