Posted on Wed, Apr. 9, 2008
Most local counties saw wages go up
rose for workers in most area counties during the third
quarter of 2007, the U.S. Labor Department reported
today in a survey of wages in the nation's 329 largest
was highest in Gloucester and Philadelphia Counties, rising 5.1 percent over the
third quarter in 2006. Wages in Chester County remained
flat. However, the average weekly wage in Chester County remained
the highest in the region - $1,015.
Gloucester County had
the lowest average weekly wage - $746, with Bucks County coming
in second lowest at $787. After Chester, Montgomery County had
the highest average weekly wage of $995, with Philadelphia following
closely at $976.
weekly wages in the other counties were Camden,
$833; Burlington, $871, and Delaware, $844.
Regionally, Lehigh County was
ranked 15 among the nation's largest counties in terms of
wage growth. Wages rose 7 percent to $837 a week.