There were 752,790 people employed in the four metropolitan areas in the Business Journal's coverage area, according to May 2012 occupational employment and wage estimates, the latest available, from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
What is the annual mean salary of selected occupations in Central Pennsylvania? How does that compare nationally? What states pay the highest salaries for those occupations?
In Harrisburg-Carlisle, 18.3 percent of those employed fall under the category of office and administrative support occupations, the highest percentage of listed occupations, according to the BLS. The annual mean salary was $34,540.
That was the top occupational category in all four metro areas. Production and sales and related occupations usually are near the top.