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Four regions in the Greater Philadelphia industrial market outperform national average industrial wage growth

​Traditional warehouse facilities have an average employee count of one employee per 1,500-3,000 square feet, while e-commerce operations typically have an employee count of one employee per 700-1,000 square feet. With this increasing employment densification and e-commerce demand driving leasing velocity in the Greater Philadelphia industrial market, the need for warehouse labor has also increased dramatically. Competition for labor is requiring industrial employers to increase hourly wages in order to compete for increasingly scarce workers. Labor and freight worker wages in the Camden-Burlington-Gloucester, NJ MSA, Lebanon, PA MSA, Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSA and Allentown-Bethlehem, PA MSA all grew faster than labor and freight wages nationally. Median wages in Camden-Burlington-Gloucester were $13.99 per hour in 2015. 




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