What kind of jobs are there in New York City, NY?

People often move to New York City for the job opportunities and to grow their careers in a variety of disciplines. New York City is the financial and publishing capital of America, with many Fortune 500 businesses and other global companies – including Pfizer, Verizon Communications, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup – either headquartered or maintaining offices here.

New York City's average income is noticeably higher than the national average. However, there is a significant wage gap in the area due to the wide variety of industries represented here.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 8.0 /10

How we calculate this.


New York City has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


New York City
$64,732

USA
$51,960

Unemployment Rate 2019

3.7%
of people are without a job

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.