What kind of jobs are there in Philadelphia, PA?

The unemployment rate in Philly is slightly higher than the national rate but the average salary in Philly is higher than the national average.

Many large employers in the education and health services industries are in Philly, including the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Finance and technology are important job fields in the city as well, with companies like Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Comcast providing a significant number of jobs.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 7.0 /10

How we calculate this.


Philadelphia has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Philadelphia
$54,940

USA
$50,620

Unemployment Rate 2018

4.2%
of people are without a job

0.3 % higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Philadelphia

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
517,299
Nursing Aide
Salary: $23k - $32k

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Total Employment
227,500
Accountant
Salary: $54k - $91k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
211,100
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18k - $27k