Highest Wage Industries in New York State
New York State and Regions - Highest Wage Industries
2011 data for New York State and its 10 labor market regions (see county definitions below). All data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.
Important Background Information
- 2011 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages data were sorted by labor market region and 4-digit NAICS Industry (private and public ownerships) to develop the lists presented in this analysis.
- Industries that failed minimum size (job count) thresholds were eliminated. The minimum job count for statewide industries was 2,500, while the minimum for regional industries was 1,000 jobs.(Note: The minimums in the Mohawk Valley and North Country regions were 750 and 500, respectively, due to their smaller labor forces.)
- Industries that failed data confidentiality restrictions were also eliminated from consideration.
- The U.S. Postal Service and Public Administration industries (NAICS 92) were not included in this analysis.
|Capital Region||Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington|
|Central NY||Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego|
|Finger Lakes||Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates|
|Hudson Valley||Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester|
|Long Island||Nassau and Suffolk|
|Mohawk Valley||Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, and Schoharie|
|New York City||Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond|
|North Country||Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence.|
|Southern Tier||Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins|
|Western NY||Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara|
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