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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is the county seat of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Built on land between the confluence of the Allegheny, Ohio and Monongahela rivers and the surrounding hills, Pittsburgh features a skyline of 151 skyscrapers, 446 bridges, two inclines and a pre-revolutionary fortification. Residents of the city are called Pittsburghers. The downtown is a compact and walkable area located on the triangular land at the confluence of the rivers. Pittsburgh was fueled by the manufacturing industry until the 1980s when the United States steel industry collapsed. The city's economy is now largely based on healthcare, education, technology and financial services. Robotics, in particular, is a major sector of the local economy. The Wall Street Journal dubbed the city "Roboburgh." Despite a declining population, Pittsburgh remains the principal cultural and economic influence in the eastern Ohio River Valley. Because of its...more

Pittsburgh Economy

The growth of Pittsburgh and its economy was caused by the extensive trade of steel. Since, Pittsburgh has adapted to the collapse of the region's steel industry. The primary industries have shifted more to high technology, such as robotics, health care, nuclear engineering, tourism, biomedical technology, finance, and services. Education is also a major employer, from primary through magnet schools, specialized professional institutes and highly-ranked universities. In fact, Pittsburgh still maintains its status as a corporate headquarters city, with seven Fortune 500 companies calling the city home. This ranks Pittsburgh in a tie for the sixth-most Fortune 500 headquarters in the nation. In 2006, Expansion Magazine ranked Pittsburgh among the top 10 metropolitan areas in the nation for climates favorable to business expansion. Major employers Pittsburgh has grown its industry base in recent years to include technology, retail, finance and medicine. The largest employer in the...more

Pittsburgh Careers

Among the most common occupations in Pittsburgh are Management, professional, and related occupations, 37%; Sales and office occupations, 23%; and Service occupations, 19%. Approximately 73 percent of workers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania work for companies, 12 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Pittsburgh Industries

The leading industries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 30%; Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 11%; and Retail trade, 9%. Simply Hired's Pittsburgh job listings indicate that the following industries in Pittsburgh are hiring the most workers:

Pittsburgh Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is $33,604, and the median income of households in Pittsburgh was $30,278.

Average Salaries in Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA


According to our Pittsburgh Trends data, the number of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania jobs has decreased by 29% since October 2013.
Pittsburgh job trends

Pittsburgh Employment Statistics

Population of Pittsburgh
Total population 284,366
Male 47.46%
Female 52.54%
Median age 38.4
Pittsburgh Housing
Owner-occupied homes 53.4%
Median cost of a home $74,000
Median mortgage payment $600
Renter-occupied homes 46.6%
Vacant housing 15.5%
Median monthly rent $648
Average Income
Median for all workers $23,743
Median for all male full-time $36,245
Median for all female full-time $30,964
Household Income
Less than $10,000 17%
$10,000 to $14,999 9%
$15,000 to $24,999 17%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 14%
$50,000 to $74,999 14%
$75,000 to $99,999 7%
$100,000 to $149,999 6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 4%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10%
High school graduate 30%
Some college, no degree 16%
Associate's degree 8%
Bachelor's degree 17%
Graduate degree 15%
Marital Status
Never married 41%
Currently married 38%
Separated 3%
Widowed 9%
Divorced 10%
White 66%
Black or African American 29%
Asian 4%
Other 1%
Pittsburgh Commute
Carpool 11.2%
Public transportation 19.2%
Average travel time 22 minutes