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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment70
Mean wage$26.71
Entry wage$21.10
10th percentile wage$20.25
50th percentile wage$26.48
90th percentile wage$35.59
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Education and Health Services70100.0%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Education and Health Services7026.48
Surgical Technologists (29-2055)
Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$26.48 $36.39  -$9.91
2016$25.86+2.4%$35.54 +2.4%-$9.67
2015$25.36+2.0%$34.86 +2.0%-$9.49
2014$24.89+1.9%$34.20 +1.9%-$9.31
2013$24.41+1.9%$33.55 +1.9%-$9.13
2012$23.94+2.0%$32.90 +2.0%-$8.95
2011$23.57+1.6%$32.39 +1.6%-$8.82
2010$23.15+1.8%$31.82 +1.8%-$8.66
2009$22.91+1.1%$31.48 +1.1%-$8.57
2008$22.23+3.1%$30.54 +3.1%-$8.31
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$26.48 $21.67  $4.81
2016$25.86+2.4%$20.98 +3.3%$4.88
2015$25.36+2.0%$20.54 +2.1%$4.83
2014$24.89+1.9%$20.10 +2.2%$4.79
2013$24.41+1.9%$19.69 +2.1%$4.72
2012$23.94+2.0%$19.36 +1.7%$4.58
2011$23.57+1.6%$19.05 +1.6%$4.52
2010$23.15+1.8%$18.73 +1.7%$4.42
2009$22.91+1.1%$18.48 +1.4%$4.43
2008$22.23+3.1%$18.00 +2.6%$4.22
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
North Central$29.00320
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$29.00320
Wages in other areas
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