Genesee County wages lag rest of the region
At $821, the average weekly earnings of a Genesee County resident is on the lower end of wages paid in New York and well below the national average of $1,095 and the New York State average of $1,347.
It's also lower than the other GLOW counties: Livingston, $859; Orleans, $891; Wyoming, $885.
Downstate counties and Albany are where the state's highest wage earners are, of course, with New York City workers earning $2,109 per week on average.
Erie County's average is $986. Monroe County is $1,009.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (a federal agency), "Forty-two of New York’s 44 counties with employment below 75,000 had average weekly wages below the national average of $1,095. Steuben ($1,127) and Schenectady ($1,115) were the exceptions. Yates and Hamilton counties reported the lowest average weekly wages at $690 and $691, respectively."