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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment300
Mean wage$45.53
Entry wage$30.42
10th percentile wage$29.72
50th percentile wage$40.01
90th percentile wage$71.00
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Public Administration22073.5%
Professional and Business Services
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Professional and Business Services71.61
Public Administration22038.74
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (19-2041)
Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Utilizing knowledge of various scientific disciplines may collect, synthesize, study, report, and take action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. Exclude "Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists" (19-1023), "Conservation Scientists" (19-1031), "Forest and Conservation Technicians" (19-4093), "Fish and Game Wardens" (33-3031), and "Forest and Conservation Workers" (45-4011).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$40.01 $35.34  $4.67
2016$39.07+2.4%$34.51 +2.4%$4.56
2015$38.32+2.0%$33.85 +2.0%$4.47
2014$37.61+1.9%$33.22 +1.9%$4.39
2013$36.89+1.9%$32.58 +1.9%$4.31
2012$36.17+2.0%$31.95 +2.0%$4.22
2011$35.61+1.6%$31.45 +1.6%$4.16
2010$34.99+1.8%$30.90 +1.8%$4.08
2009$34.61+1.1%$30.57 +1.1%$4.04
2008$33.58+3.1%$29.66 +3.1%$3.92
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$40.01 $21.67  $18.34
2016$39.07+2.4%$20.98 +3.3%$18.10
2015$38.32+2.0%$20.54 +2.1%$17.79
2014$37.61+1.9%$20.10 +2.2%$17.51
2013$36.89+1.9%$19.69 +2.1%$17.20
2012$36.17+2.0%$19.36 +1.7%$16.82
2011$35.61+1.6%$19.05 +1.6%$16.56
2010$34.99+1.8%$18.73 +1.7%$16.25
2009$34.61+1.1%$18.48 +1.4%$16.13
2008$33.58+3.1%$18.00 +2.6%$15.58
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
South Central$35.2360
North Central$28.75350
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$28.75350
South Central$35.2360
Wages in other areas
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