Wages & Income

In 2018, Palm Beach County had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $79,760. This PCPI ranked 4th in the state and was 159% of the state average, $50,070, and 146% of the national average, $54,446. The 2018 PCPI reflected an increase of 6.1% from 2017. The 2017-2018 state change was 4.6% and the national change was 4.9%. In 2008, the PCPI of Palm Beach County was $60,171 and ranked 5th in the state. The 2008-2018 compound annual growth rate of PCPI was 2.9%. The compound annual growth rate for the state was 2.5% and for the nation was 2.9%.

In 2018, Palm Beach County had a personal income of $118,519,249.0*. This personal income ranked 2nd in the state and accounted for 11.1% of the state total. In 2008, the personal income of Palm Beach County was $77,917,076.0* 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 14, 2019

        Palm Beach County Annual Average Wage  2004-2018

   Palm Beach County's annual average wage increased by 31.31% in 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  

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For more information contact:

Judy Fancher
Administrative Assistant
Economic Development & Research

Phone: 561.835.1008 Ext. 4112


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