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May 3, 2015

How do Staten Island salaries rank compared to the rest of New York?
By Zak Koeske

Staten Islanders made less than half of what Manhattanites did on average in 2013, but still brought in larger average paychecks than most Americans, according to Internal Revenue Service data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. Richmond County ranked ninth out of 62 New York counties and second among the five boroughs with average wages and salaries of $48,403, TRAC's analysis found. That's about 11 percent more than the national average of $43,463, but slightly less than the state average of $49,086, which is skewed by Manhattan residents' high average wages and salaries. The tax return data TRAC compiled also includes county level averages of Adjusted Gross Income, defined as total taxable income, including capital gains. The AGI for Manhattan residents was nearly $200,000 in 2013 the most in the state by a wide margin and fourth most in the country behind Teton County, Wyo. ($296,778), Sterling County, Texas ($266,563), and McMullen County, Texas ($211,059). Staten Islanders reported $63,025 AGI on average in 2013, 10th most in the state, ahead of Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx residents, who registered the lowest AGI in the state. Search the database below for the average AGIs and average wages and salaries by county in 2013 for every county in the state. County

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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