Average weekly earnings up in 281 metropolitan areas for year ending March 2018

May 15, 2018

From March 2017 to March 2018, total private average weekly earnings went up in 281 metropolitan areas, decreased in 106 areas, and were unchanged in 1 area. The largest over-the-year percentage gains in weekly earnings occurred in Valdosta, Georgia (+28.2 percent), Staunton-Waynesboro, Virginia (+23.3 percent), and Merced, California (+20.8 percent).

Percent change in total private average weekly earnings for metropolitan areas, March 2017 to March 2018, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan areaPercent changeAverage weekly earnings March 2017Average weekly earnings March 2018

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

6.9%$582.08$622.07

Auburn-Opelika, AL

-2.7628.60611.78

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

3.1861.59888.21

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

3.4589.74609.90

Decatur, AL

5.4682.20719.08

Dothan, AL

-5.6709.17669.38

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

5.7615.06650.33

Gadsden, AL

3.2612.84632.74

Huntsville, AL

4.21,016.751,059.04

Mobile, AL

5.1859.95904.13

Montgomery, AL

2.6770.94791.15

Tuscaloosa, AL

11.5727.10810.47

Anchorage, AK

2.5946.34969.84

Fairbanks, AK

8.6957.261,039.61

Flagstaff, AZ

-6.2570.05534.61

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

18.9732.98871.62

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

4.3911.55950.84

Prescott, AZ

-0.2671.74670.07

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

0.9589.35594.49

Tucson, AZ

1.1744.26752.73

Yuma, AZ

5.5684.64722.21

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

3.1714.50736.36

Fort Smith, AR-OK

0.6662.93667.17

Hot Springs, AR

-1.3632.60624.39

Jonesboro, AR

-6.8825.18768.96

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

6.8756.85808.34

Pine Bluff, AR

7.3589.81632.87

Bakersfield, CA

5.7862.07911.53

Chico, CA

-3.6836.48806.62

El Centro, CA

0.3603.23605.16

Fresno, CA

4.6745.19779.22

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

12.2609.10683.36

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

5.1963.591,012.68

Madera, CA

-6.1972.66912.92

Merced, CA

20.8633.37765.03

Modesto, CA

-1.1820.77811.80

Napa, CA

2.8949.42975.81

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

2.9902.71929.19

Redding, CA

7.8677.25730.27

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

2.9784.22807.12

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

2.7894.73918.53

Salinas, CA

11.9771.44862.95

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

0.51,016.641,021.22

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

6.11,261.421,338.04

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

-0.71,502.381,492.45

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

-7.2767.35711.88

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

6.3805.73856.68

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

5.0892.40937.08

Santa Rosa, CA

0.2933.49935.78

Stockton-Lodi, CA

4.6772.77808.60

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

15.2913.421,051.98

Visalia-Porterville, CA

12.7584.98659.28

Yuba City, CA

4.3745.09776.90

Boulder, CO

0.6991.79997.25

Colorado Springs, CO

4.5812.39849.35

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

5.5990.251,044.35

Fort Collins, CO

5.3850.88896.10

Grand Junction, CO

9.5714.23781.81

Greeley, CO

10.8910.801,008.75

Pueblo, CO

3.3639.21660.33

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

0.21,137.411,139.92

Danbury, CT NECTA

-6.51,006.36941.33

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

1.81,054.611,073.15

New Haven, CT NECTA

4.8992.001,039.64

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

11.6817.74912.66

Waterbury, CT NECTA

1.1841.50850.45

Dover, DE

-1.8784.64770.21

Salisbury, MD-DE

3.2722.74746.16

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

8.31,182.651,280.83

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

7.2772.92828.86

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

7.9712.14768.47

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

7.9653.25705.05

Gainesville, FL

3.8719.46746.72

Homosassa Springs, FL

13.0619.07699.60

Jacksonville, FL

7.4907.70974.43

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

5.9790.84837.37

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

0.6824.34829.22

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

4.0878.96913.69

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

3.4837.25865.56

Ocala, FL

14.6669.51767.12

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

5.9799.49846.91

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

-0.8822.85816.65

Panama City, FL

-12.3744.24652.56

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

0.9696.57702.71

Port St. Lucie, FL

6.4710.01755.42

Punta Gorda, FL

-1.6674.74663.96

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

14.9607.01697.54

Sebring, FL

-5.5639.90604.73

Tallahassee, FL

1.9703.73717.09

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

7.2846.11907.20

The Villages, FL

-7.3800.03741.78

Albany, GA

12.5658.92741.02

Athens-Clarke County, GA

1.4687.68697.54

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

5.9944.26999.89

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

-0.9802.91795.55

Brunswick, GA

1.0660.54667.32

Columbus, GA-AL

2.8714.75734.98

Dalton, GA

11.4661.98737.19

Gainesville, GA

0.5971.60976.05

Hinesville, GA

5.5761.94803.70

Macon-Bibb County, GA

8.4768.26832.80

Rome, GA

-9.3813.45737.66

Savannah, GA

-3.4793.30766.20

Valdosta, GA

28.2605.85776.44

Warner Robins, GA

2.4769.88788.58

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

2.4738.11755.51

Urban Honolulu, HI

9.0878.06956.92

Boise City, ID

7.7707.82762.07

Coeur d'Alene, ID

8.7727.44790.84

Idaho Falls, ID

-4.61,031.82984.19

Lewiston, ID-WA

-4.8721.44686.62

Pocatello, ID

-3.4655.59633.15

Bloomington, IL

1.5817.24829.41

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-5.4680.55644.01

Champaign-Urbana, IL

2.2739.53755.70

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

3.0971.171,000.19

Danville, IL

15.0631.44725.94

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

2.4830.02849.77

Decatur, IL

2.7760.50781.15

Kankakee, IL

16.7815.25951.20

Peoria, IL

3.7734.33761.64

Rockford, IL

7.9752.60811.94

Springfield, IL

-5.8829.50781.63

Bloomington, IN

-7.0659.18612.87

Columbus, IN

0.01,082.211,081.78

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

-1.8846.34831.15

Evansville, IN-KY

6.6808.45861.68

Fort Wayne, IN

11.1860.16956.04

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

7.0952.131,018.52

Kokomo, IN

13.4699.39792.92

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

-6.8895.53834.46

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

11.7640.24715.42

Muncie, IN

-12.4655.38573.81

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

0.6815.26820.04

Terre Haute, IN

5.9824.41873.24

Ames, IA

12.7731.65824.62

Cedar Rapids, IA

2.0843.89860.70

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

1.0934.68944.27

Dubuque, IA

6.4818.23870.69

Iowa City, IA

-5.4728.16688.88

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

5.3679.14715.34

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-1.0872.91863.88

Lawrence, KS

7.7534.87576.10

Manhattan, KS

7.6698.62751.78

Topeka, KS

-0.4739.64736.63

Wichita, KS

2.7745.55765.70

Bowling Green, KY

-1.2846.16836.00

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

8.2673.01728.31

Lexington-Fayette, KY

1.3775.03785.40

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

1.3789.57799.93

Owensboro, KY

-2.6726.43707.25

Alexandria, LA

0.6660.96664.95

Baton Rouge, LA

8.3864.23936.03

Hammond, LA

13.7560.92637.58

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

14.4873.83999.57

Lafayette, LA

3.9860.62894.61

Lake Charles, LA

-15.9929.10781.18

Monroe, LA

-0.1698.76698.12

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

4.0866.99902.10

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

4.5656.31685.59

Bangor, ME NECTA

-1.4719.78709.59

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

-1.4804.49793.10

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

0.9876.70884.94

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

9.8886.70973.86

California-Lexington Park, MD

15.81,125.211,303.10

Cumberland, MD-WV

-2.4750.14731.84

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

-5.3687.39651.23

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

1.7807.32820.70

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

2.71,175.791,207.41

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

15.3704.67812.49

New Bedford, MA NECTA

-2.3793.09774.90

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

4.2774.80807.64

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

7.7794.58855.88

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

8.9893.33972.84

Ann Arbor, MI

6.5917.09977.15

Battle Creek, MI

-8.8839.80765.70

Bay City, MI

4.9630.36661.44

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

2.1948.64968.63

Flint, MI

-7.1993.77922.74

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

2.5822.14842.61

Jackson, MI

5.0721.02757.25

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

5.9720.05762.75

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

1.9867.32883.56

Midland, MI

5.9910.53964.44

Monroe, MI

0.2694.51695.91

Muskegon, MI

12.5634.78714.12

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

3.4678.28701.42

Saginaw, MI

8.3795.63861.99

Duluth, MN-WI

2.1799.99816.91

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

6.5717.60764.15

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1.81,006.651,024.78

Rochester, MN

5.51,203.961,270.54

St. Cloud, MN

-5.8889.11837.20

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

4.9811.89852.05

Hattiesburg, MS

2.1644.68658.22

Jackson, MS

-1.9803.49788.57

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

1.8769.78783.62

Columbia, MO

4.8688.50721.50

Jefferson City, MO

-1.0712.64705.79

Joplin, MO

-5.9654.85615.90

Kansas City, MO-KS

1.4903.04915.53

St. Joseph, MO-KS

8.3765.81829.10

St. Louis, MO-IL

8.9842.86918.08

Springfield, MO

-1.2710.70702.16

Billings, MT

7.1774.21829.36

Great Falls, MT

-2.4857.01836.56

Missoula, MT

6.4664.61706.84

Grand Island, NE

6.4646.03687.59

Lincoln, NE

-1.8758.69745.41

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

3.8871.57904.79

Carson City, NV

4.0712.09740.60

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

3.8772.13801.31

Reno, NV

3.0792.76816.84

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

-2.4791.43772.20

Manchester, NH NECTA

-4.4924.29883.76

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

-0.6995.29989.00

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

1.6808.64821.51

Ocean City, NJ

-6.4546.47511.70

Trenton, NJ

-0.61,064.061,057.46

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

4.0827.66860.51

Albuquerque, NM

4.5748.17781.53

Farmington, NM

2.1678.38692.55

Las Cruces, NM

-0.4606.69604.30

Santa Fe, NM

1.8710.41722.90

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

2.5929.61953.11

Binghamton, NY

1.1893.79903.83

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

0.6800.93805.97

Elmira, NY

1.8695.10707.42

Glens Falls, NY

11.0807.18896.31

Ithaca, NY

-4.2871.79835.60

Kingston, NY

-1.7821.44807.32

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

4.31,035.511,080.38

Rochester, NY

-3.3797.49770.95

Syracuse, NY

5.6784.63828.24

Utica-Rome, NY

2.4771.83790.24

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

0.4748.65752.00

Asheville, NC

3.3746.74771.06

Burlington, NC

-11.4785.07695.30

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

1.3986.23998.97

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

-6.7990.76924.08

Fayetteville, NC

2.6566.48581.01

Goldsboro, NC

2.9670.87690.05

Greensboro-High Point, NC

5.0824.26865.69

Greenville, NC

12.4734.47825.80

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

2.3725.88742.70

Jacksonville, NC

-0.7543.61539.96

New Bern, NC

-2.6714.68695.91

Raleigh, NC

6.5895.47953.57

Rocky Mount, NC

3.8671.68697.39

Wilmington, NC

-0.2740.59739.20

Winston-Salem, NC

1.3833.32843.74

Bismarck, ND

-2.1906.43887.78

Fargo, ND-MN

5.0802.66843.16

Grand Forks, ND-MN

2.8710.65730.78

Akron, OH

8.5829.37899.69

Canton-Massillon, OH

-2.6740.14720.72

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

3.0890.79917.17

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

0.7891.35897.97

Columbus, OH

2.8847.73871.26

Dayton, OH

6.4726.75773.26

Lima, OH

-4.1875.41839.45

Mansfield, OH

12.8690.00778.24

Springfield, OH

17.3636.96747.05

Toledo, OH

11.7767.69857.73

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-9.6859.94777.23

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-3.9793.08762.16

Enid, OK

-7.2859.00796.92

Lawton, OK

16.5535.28623.53

Oklahoma City, OK

-2.6824.74802.96

Tulsa, OK

3.6881.56913.69

Albany, OR

-10.6839.04750.38

Bend-Redmond, OR

-2.5795.85775.93

Corvallis, OR

-1.2873.18862.75

Eugene, OR

-0.5797.54793.67

Grants Pass, OR

7.1634.92680.05

Medford, OR

-4.6724.46691.19

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

2.0962.54981.74

Salem, OR

2.3748.14765.53

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

3.7761.19789.23

Altoona, PA

-6.6728.45680.64

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

6.2543.51577.22

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

-0.3738.42736.31

East Stroudsburg, PA

4.9760.30797.49

Erie, PA

6.6682.00726.87

Gettysburg, PA

-3.5662.49639.48

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

-0.7854.55848.15

Johnstown, PA

3.9640.10665.12

Lancaster, PA

4.5812.74849.27

Lebanon, PA

4.4755.93788.92

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

4.5942.88984.90

Pittsburgh, PA

6.2813.44864.19

Reading, PA

7.2859.03921.29

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

5.4713.93752.50

State College, PA

10.1656.76723.32

Williamsport, PA

4.1597.86622.14

York-Hanover, PA

3.8830.27861.71

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

6.3843.00895.98

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

3.2874.30902.02

Columbia, SC

-1.2792.58782.81

Florence, SC

-2.3657.36642.24

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

6.0781.10828.14

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

1.3693.91703.04

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

0.1633.08633.70

Spartanburg, SC

8.0764.05824.96

Sumter, SC

3.9641.81667.00

Rapid City, SD

-1.7747.26734.33

Sioux Falls, SD

0.1765.91766.58

Chattanooga, TN-GA

7.4799.33858.64

Clarksville, TN-KY

-2.1688.16673.81

Cleveland, TN

10.5719.58795.00

Jackson, TN

6.1628.25666.48

Johnson City, TN

12.7640.72722.07

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

2.1626.54639.64

Knoxville, TN

-1.7911.80896.33

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

3.6779.03807.12

Morristown, TN

-5.8718.16676.19

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

3.3880.00909.33

Abilene, TX

14.9620.93713.20

Amarillo, TX

5.9845.43895.64

Austin-Round Rock, TX

0.6992.23998.43

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

12.8813.28917.66

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

4.7457.75479.05

College Station-Bryan, TX

-6.4974.16911.54

Corpus Christi, TX

6.4795.99847.16

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

1.9966.67985.00

El Paso, TX

2.5642.86659.02

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2.81,012.171,040.13

Killeen-Temple, TX

7.2697.30747.60

Laredo, TX

-7.1622.45578.34

Longview, TX

-2.8783.74761.57

Lubbock, TX

11.0658.31730.75

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

6.3532.17565.71

Midland, TX

9.71,008.501,106.32

Odessa, TX

5.9987.441,046.14

San Angelo, TX

-9.5604.63547.43

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

1.6779.46792.24

Sherman-Denison, TX

11.0735.82816.94

Texarkana, TX-AR

15.2542.74625.10

Tyler, TX

-2.9882.76856.92

Victoria, TX

19.4718.77858.39

Waco, TX

-4.8739.54703.80

Wichita Falls, TX

-4.2647.71620.24

Logan, UT-ID

15.7665.75770.55

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

0.4762.38765.74

Provo-Orem, UT

-1.5869.02856.23

St. George, UT

3.7699.05725.04

Salt Lake City, UT

3.8940.11976.11

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

4.3863.20900.48

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

-7.3657.07609.18

Charlottesville, VA

14.1727.32829.92

Harrisonburg, VA

-5.1800.64759.97

Lynchburg, VA

-1.3744.26734.89

Richmond, VA

-0.4881.03877.57

Roanoke, VA

0.3758.75760.75

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

23.3694.85856.53

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

0.2839.93841.32

Winchester, VA-WV

0.8844.85851.88

Bellingham, WA

3.8867.55900.74

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

0.2817.78819.17

Kennewick-Richland, WA

1.01,057.921,068.03

Longview, WA

20.5764.40921.20

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

-1.7889.43874.49

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

8.8807.42878.81

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

6.11,246.701,322.73

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

11.4845.20941.34

Walla Walla, WA

2.2764.64781.22

Wenatchee, WA

-7.0693.68644.96

Yakima, WA

2.0775.39791.15

Beckley, WV

0.7614.72619.08

Charleston, WV

8.0811.14875.72

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

5.8741.23783.98

Morgantown, WV

1.2836.98846.75

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-0.8665.38659.98

Wheeling, WV-OH

7.5718.55772.78

Appleton, WI

1.6825.20838.33

Eau Claire, WI

-6.7775.63723.83

Fond du Lac, WI

-4.4812.25776.63

Green Bay, WI

4.8813.12852.38

Janesville-Beloit, WI

-2.2817.84799.75

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

9.2844.67921.98

Madison, WI

8.0923.78997.40

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

7.1893.64957.24

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

6.1747.27792.58

Racine, WI

-5.9824.82775.86

Sheboygan, WI

10.3758.68836.63

Wausau, WI

4.9767.82805.53

Casper, WY

6.5869.14925.65

Cheyenne, WY

11.6733.83818.88

The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in total private average weekly earnings occurred in Lake Charles, Louisiana (−15.9 percent), Muncie, Indiana (−12.4 percent), and Panama City, Florida (−12.3 percent).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and may be revised. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — March 2018" (HTML) (PDF). More charts and maps are in the metropolitan area chart package.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Average weekly earnings up in 281 metropolitan areas for year ending March 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/average-weekly-earnings-up-in-281-metropolitan-areas-for-year-ending-march-2018.htm (visited October 19, 2018).

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