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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment3,010
Mean wage$33,257
Entry wage$25,045
10th percentile wage$22,068
50th percentile wage$32,919
90th percentile wage$42,862
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Education and Health Services2,97098.5%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Education and Health Services2,97032,836
Teacher Assistants (25-9041)
Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher or another professional has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$32918.84 $62956.73  -$30037.89
2016$32148.51+2.4%$61483.48 +2.4%-$29334.97
2015$31532.24+2.0%$60304.89 +2.0%-$28772.64
2014$30941.66+1.9%$59175.40 +1.9%-$28233.74
2013$30351.07+1.9%$58045.91 +1.9%-$27694.84
2012$29760.48+2.0%$56916.42 +2.0%-$27155.93
2011$29298.28+1.6%$56032.47 +1.6%-$26734.19
2010$28784.73+1.8%$55050.31 +1.8%-$26265.58
2009$28476.59+1.1%$54461.01 +1.1%-$25984.41
2008$27629.23+3.1%$52840.44 +3.1%-$25211.20
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$32918.84 $45076.95  -$12158.11
2016$32148.51+2.4%$43636.46 +3.3%-$11487.94
2015$31532.24+2.0%$42722.97 +2.1%-$11190.72
2014$30941.66+1.9%$41809.49 +2.2%-$10867.83
2013$30351.07+1.9%$40966.27 +2.1%-$10615.20
2012$29760.48+2.0%$40263.59 +1.7%-$10503.10
2011$29298.28+1.6%$39631.18 +1.6%-$10332.89
2010$28784.73+1.8%$38963.63 +1.7%-$10178.90
2009$28476.59+1.1%$38436.62 +1.4%-$9960.02
2008$27629.23+3.1%$37452.87 +2.6%-$9823.63
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$30,1284,480
North Central$27,1567,690
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$27,1567,690
South Central$30,1284,480
Wages in other areas
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