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Pittsburgh Metro Area Pay Trends

Updated October 9, 2018

Known as “The Steel City” due to its more than 300 steel-related businesses, Pittsburgh is a U.S. leader in the manufacturing of aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, sports, transportation, computing, autos, and electronics. Rebounding from the deindustrialization of the 1980s, Pittsburgh is today home to offices of 1,600 tech firms including Google, Apple, Bosch, Facebook, Uber, Nokia, Autodesk, and IBM.

Wage Growth for Pittsburgh Metro Area, Q3 2018


since last quarter


year over year


since 2006


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The PayScale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees and education professionals in the United States. In addition to a national index, it includes separate indices for specific industries, metropolitan areas, job categories, and company sizes. The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.

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