The cumulative percentage change in average salary since 2000.
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. They also indicate the vitality of a region and its ability to compete and attract workers.
The total average salary in Essex County has increased 6% between 2000 and 2019. This compares to growth of 15% in the state and 13% in the nation. Essex County had an average salary of $62,000 in 2019.
Essex County's change in average salary was below the comparison counties. The comparison counties had increases of 10% to 20%. Middlesex, MA had the highest average salary ($89,000), followed by Lake County, IL and Westchester, NY (each $76,000).
Data are presented in constant 2019 dollars. Worker salaries are reported by place of work, not residence. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the third quarter.