Economic Security
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 2020.

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 Westchester County performing?

Yearly salaries in Westchester County averaged $84,800 in 2020, higher than the state at $83,100 and much higher than the nation at $64,000. The highest paid sectors in Westchester were Financial Activities ($154,700), Professional and Business Services ($135,700), Manufacturing ($111,900), and Information ($109,000). The lowest paid sector was Leisure and Hospitality ($34,900). Among comparison counties, Westchester had the highest average annual salary followed by Nassau at $69,900, Putnam at $60,000, and Rockland at $58,700.

Notes about the data

Figures are in 2020 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.

Average Salary by Sector, 2020
ConstructionEducational ServicesFinancial ActivitiesGovernmentHealth Care and Social AssistanceInformationLeisure and HospitalityManufacturingNatural Resources and MiningOther ServicesProfessional and Business ServicesTrade, Transportation, and UtilitiesTotal
Westchester County$80,219$54,259$154,739$89,323$69,517$109,035$34,930$111,929$52,381$44,627$135,664$61,012$84,807
Nassau County$82,606$53,768$103,011$84,130$71,427$90,313$32,346$75,341$37,620$39,259$82,389$58,650$69,896
Putnam County$65,315$81,954$68,080$71,887$62,663$90,642$27,245$71,845$53,462$39,788$62,393$50,002$60,042
Rockland County$71,469$33,837$80,777$79,212$44,619$75,014$27,603$91,306$83,952$33,821$69,899$54,693$58,666
New York State$78,199$71,111$204,833$78,336$58,008$151,477$37,067$73,103$44,385$49,007$109,049$59,273$83,122

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Notes: Figures are in constant 2020 dollars. N/A - Data not available or not disclosed.




Total Salary by Sector, 2020
ConstructionEducational ServicesFinancial ActivitiesGovernmentHealth Care and Social AssistanceInformationLeisure and HospitalityManufacturingNatural Resources and MiningOther ServicesProfessional and Business ServicesTrade, Transportation, and UtilitiesTotal
Westchester County$2,062,348,595$812,795,428$4,149,630,668$1,969,307,679$5,000,270,207$809,041,279$1,045,885,266$1,280,353,543$20,533,409$762,400,962$7,613,856,580$4,295,659,398$32,799,131,680
Nassau County$2,418,112,433$936,482,193$3,804,082,217$1,908,831,109$9,500,493,029$865,290,673$1,486,404,468$1,144,652,270$6,658,725$945,393,868$5,690,121,193$6,652,640,947$39,356,326,922
Putnam County$157,670,277$262,252,846$52,966,503$12,867,772$261,803,986$34,806,572$55,225,229$94,619,487$3,581,965$46,751,163$135,767,085$228,107,552$1,449,592,839
Rockland County$531,228,061$137,816,581$357,759,510$333,402,428$1,269,862,497$119,572,154$214,063,357$676,122,143$13,096,470$175,262,846$1,040,034,348$1,128,967,972$6,956,310,113
New York State$28,293,967,367$64,267,230,614$145,687,568,398$41,421,316,666$96,284,744,208$41,556,751,122$23,792,371,336$29,192,844,361$1,385,422,404$15,053,610,988$136,692,687,139$87,949,571,047$713,621,279,260

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Notes: Figures are in constant 2020 dollars. N/A - Data not available or not disclosed.








INDICATORS TREND | WESTCHESTER
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Infant Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0
Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care -1
Decreasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 -1
Decreasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Single Female-Headed Households 0
Maintaining
Contributions as a Percentage of Income 0
Maintaining
Voter Registration Rate 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 1
Increasing
Serious Crimes -1
Decreasing
Victims of Domestic Violence -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Households With Internet Access, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Households without Vehicles -1
Decreasing
Means of Transportation to Work, by Race/Ethnicity -1
Decreasing
Air Quality 1
Increasing
Population Density 0
Maintaining
Water Quality of the Long Island Sound 1
Increasing
Open Space in Westchester County 1
Increasing
Change in Total Population 1
Increasing
Change in Population, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Change in Population, by Age -1
Decreasing
People with Disabilities 1
Increasing
Language Diversity 1
Increasing
People 65 or Older Living Alone 1
Increasing
Change in Total Jobs -1
Decreasing
Change in Jobs by Sector 10 Not Applicable*
Business Ownership, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 10 Not Applicable*
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Female to Male Earnings Ratio 0
Maintaining
Unemployment Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty -1
Decreasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Seniors Living in Poverty 0
Maintaining
Seniors Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Food Insecurity -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP, by Race/Ethnicity 0
Maintaining
Public Assistance 0
Maintaining
People Receiving Supplemental Security Income 1
Increasing
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
Cost of Homeownership, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden -1
Decreasing
Cost of Rent, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Rent Burdened Households -1
Decreasing
Homelessness, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Homelessness, by Sex 10 Not Applicable*
Per-Student Spending 0
Maintaining
Student Suspensions -1
Decreasing
Student Performance on Grade 3 English, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
College Admission Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
College Enrollment Rate, by Race/Ethnicity -1
Decreasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity 1
Increasing
People Without Health Insurance -1
Decreasing
Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Mortality Rate from Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Diabetes Mortality, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*
Suicide Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 10 Not Applicable*


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