Wages & Income

In 2016, Palm Beach County had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $71,946. This PCPI ranked 4th in the state and was 157% of the state average, $45,953, and 146% of the national average, $49,246. The 2016 PCPI reflected an increase of 0.4% from 2015. The 2015-2016 state change was 1.1% and the national change was 1.6%. In 2006, the PCPI of Palm Beach County was $60,471 and ranked 4th in the state. The 2006-2016 compound annual growth rate of PCPI was 1.8%. The compound annual growth rate for the state was 1.7% and for the nation was 2.6%.

In 2016, Palm Beach County had a personal income of $103,876,015*. This personal income ranked 2nd in the state and accounted for 11.0% of the state total. In 2006, the personal income of Palm Beach County was $77,674,077* and ranked 2nd in the state.

*Note: Personal income estimates are in thousands of dollars, not adjusted for inflation.

Source: USDOC, Bureau of Economic Analysis, November 16, 2017

        Palm Beach County Annual Average Wage  2002-2016
   Palm Beach County's annual average wage increased by 29.49% over the past 15 years.


                   Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

                          Palm Beach County Annual Average Wage Comparison 

                                    Palm Beach County Average Wage Mirrors the Nation and Leads the State.

                               Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Download Palm Beach County Average Wage graphs. 

For more information contact:

Judy Fancher
Administrative Assistant
Economic Development & Research

Phone: 561.835.1008 Ext. 4112


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