Wilkes-Barre, PA Jobs


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Wilkes-Barre, PA is projected to have a job growth of 10.50% over the next decade, which is lower than the US average of 30.54%. Additionally, the unemployment rate in Wilkes-Barre is 6.7%, higher than the US average of 4.1%. Despite this, Wilkes-Barre offers local and international businesses a variety of employment opportunities in a number of industries such as technology, healthcare, finance and tourism. The city has an abundance of resources for job seekers and employers alike who are looking to enter into or expand their current careers in Wilkes-Barre.

The unemployment rate in Wilkes-Barre is 12.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%)

You Should Know

- That Job Growth in Wilkes-Barre has been Positive.
- Jobs have Increased by 0.8% over the past year.
- The average salary in Wilkes-Barre is $42,430.
- The median home cost in Wilkes-Barre is $127,600

Job Helpful Resources

- Best paying jobs in Wilkes-Barre? Architecture, Engineering ($80,438)
- Worst paying jobs? Food Prep, Serving ($15,000)
- Highest paying industry jobs? Utilities ($70,625)
- Lowest paying industry jobs? Accommodation and Food Services ($17,335)
- Average Income of Residents in Wilkes-Barre ($22,199) compared to USA ($37,638)
- The Unemployment Rate in Wilkes-Barre (12.1) is lower than USA (6)

Process of Job Search

View jobs in occupation categories below. It is important to join a job site search that offers legally protected status, inclusive workplace, and diverse and inclusive workplace if you're looking for work in Wilkes-Barre. A team that respects gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, and other legally protected status are important to look for.

Diverse and inclusive employers are looking for job seekers with a wide range of skills and experience. You can find jobs in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania that match your qualifications.

     JobsWilkes-Barre, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  Average Salary by OccupationWilkes-Barre, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  Business, Financial$48,639$68,299
  Computer, Math$53,558$87,306
  Architecture, Engineering$80,438$86,023
  Social Service$40,000$44,925
  Arts, Entertainment$27,708$43,591
  Health Practitioners$61,553$75,327
  Health Technicians$32,155$41,524
  Healthcare Support$24,096$25,441
  Fire Fighters$35,357$35,516
  Law Enforcement$32,481$64,941
  Food Prep, Serving$15,000$16,379
  Cleaning, Maintenance$24,803$23,378
  Personal Care$16,292$15,351
  Sales, Related$18,894$33,178
  Office Admin, Support$32,156$35,058
  Farming, Fishing, Forestry$31,296$25,716
  Construction, Extraction$40,299$41,315
  Maintence, Repair$34,063$48,436
  Material Moving$26,205$25,906
  Average Salary by IndustryWilkes-Barre, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting$30,324$31,273
  Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $74,432
  Wholesale Trade$34,760$51,301
  Retail Trade$24,216$26,757
  Transportation and Warehousing$33,043$43,256
  Finance and Insurance$44,617$65,016
  Real Estate and Rental and Leasing$24,313$46,406
  Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services$43,475$73,907
  Management of Companies and Enterprises $75,118
  Administrative and Support and Waste Services$30,849$30,687
  Educational Services$29,179$44,708
  Health Care and Social Assistance$34,382$40,852
  Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation$25,806$25,861
  Accommodation and Food Services$17,335$18,154
  Other Services$20,417$29,481
  Public Administration$52,228$61,644
Unemployment by Year (Years 1990 to 2021)
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Over 4 years ago

I had the privilege of being born and raised here in Wilkes-Barre. Unfortunately, the town has deteriorated tremendously. I shall list pros vs.  More

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Over 17 years ago

Wilkes-Barre was a wonderful place to go to college. With two schools near each other (King's College and Wilkes College) the atmosphere was exciting. The city of itself  More

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