Metro average pay: $17.28/hour

Staff report


Workers in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metropolitan area earned an average of $17.28 per hour in March 2010, according to new survey results released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Full-time workers averaged $18.93 per hour while those who worked part time earned an average $10.43 per hour. Union workers earned $21.47 per hour, on average, while nonunion workers earned an average $15.59 per hour. Average hourly pay increased with the size of the work force — workers in establishments with 500 or more employees earned an average $25.21 per hour, while those in establishments with 100-499 workers earned an average $18.12 and those in establishments with fewer than 100 workers averaged $14.21.

Regional Commissioner Charlene Peiffer noted in a press release that wage data were reported for workers in a wide range of occupational groups, including average hourly earnings of $27.66 for health-care practitioners and technical workers and $18.49 for production jobs. Office and administrative-support workers had a mean hourly wage rate of $12.23.

The data are the result of the National Compensation Survey. The study covered 178 private- and public-sector workplaces employing 207,400 workers in the Youngstown metro area, which includes Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania’s Mercer County.

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