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 15% between 2000 and 2021. This compares to growth of 26% in the state and 22% in the nation. Essex County had an average salary of $71,200 in 2021.
Essex County's change in average salary was below the comparison counties. The comparison counties had increases of 21% to 29%. Middlesex, MA had the highest average salary ($106,100), followed by Westchester, NY ($88,600) and Lake County, IL ($86,600).
Data are presented in constant 2021 dollars. Worker salaries are reported by place of work, not residence. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the third quarter.