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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment1,280
Mean wage$31.93
Entry wage$24.72
10th percentile wage$23.82
50th percentile wage$30.55
90th percentile wage$45.13
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Public Administration1,20094.1%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Public Administration1,20031.12
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (33-3051)
Maintain order, enforce laws and ordinances, and protect life and property in an assigned patrol district. Perform combination of following duties: patrol a specific area on foot or in a vehicle; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$30.55 $26.78  $3.77
2016$29.17+4.7%$25.57 +4.7%$3.60
2015$28.67+1.7%$25.13 +1.7%$3.54
2014$28.10+2.0%$24.64 +2.0%$3.47
2013$27.75+1.3%$24.32 +1.3%$3.42
2012$27.34+1.5%$23.97 +1.5%$3.37
2011$26.96+1.4%$23.64 +1.4%$3.33
2010$26.68+1.1%$23.39 +1.1%$3.29
2009$26.16+2.0%$22.93 +2.0%$3.23
2008$25.44+2.8%$22.30 +2.8%$3.14
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$30.55 $21.67  $8.88
2016$29.17+4.7%$20.98 +3.3%$8.19
2015$28.67+1.7%$20.54 +2.1%$8.13
2014$28.10+2.0%$20.10 +2.2%$8.00
2013$27.75+1.3%$19.69 +2.1%$8.05
2012$27.34+1.5%$19.36 +1.7%$7.99
2011$26.96+1.4%$19.05 +1.6%$7.91
2010$26.68+1.1%$18.73 +1.7%$7.95
2009$26.16+2.0%$18.48 +1.4%$7.68
2008$25.44+2.8%$18.00 +2.6%$7.44
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$36.031,430
South Central$34.271,680
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
South Central$34.271,680
North Central$36.031,430
Wages in other areas
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