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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment1,590
Mean wage$13.24
Entry wage$10.67
10th percentile wage$9.94
50th percentile wage$12.74
90th percentile wage$17.70
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Leisure and Hospitality1,13071.1%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities23014.2%
Education and Health Services21013.1%
Public Administration201.3%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Public Administration2014.81
Leisure and Hospitality1,13012.84
Trade, Transportation and Utilities23012.76
Education and Health Services21011.75
Food Preparation Workers (35-2021)
Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$12.74 $10.72  $2.02
2016$12.17+4.7%$10.24 +4.7%$1.93
2015$11.96+1.7%$10.06 +1.7%$1.90
2014$11.72+2.0%$9.86 +2.0%$1.86
2013$11.57+1.3%$9.74 +1.3%$1.83
2012$11.40+1.5%$9.59 +1.5%$1.81
2011$11.24+1.4%$9.46 +1.4%$1.78
2010$11.13+1.1%$9.36 +1.1%$1.76
2009$10.91+2.0%$9.18 +2.0%$1.73
2008$10.61+2.8%$8.93 +2.8%$1.68
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$12.74 $21.67  -$8.93
2016$12.17+4.7%$20.98 +3.3%-$8.81
2015$11.96+1.7%$20.54 +2.1%-$8.58
2014$11.72+2.0%$20.10 +2.2%-$8.37
2013$11.57+1.3%$19.69 +2.1%-$8.12
2012$11.40+1.5%$19.36 +1.7%-$7.95
2011$11.24+1.4%$19.05 +1.6%-$7.80
2010$11.13+1.1%$18.73 +1.7%-$7.60
2009$10.91+2.0%$18.48 +1.4%-$7.57
2008$10.61+2.8%$18.00 +2.6%-$7.39
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$13.072,250
North Central$11.362,120
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
South Central$13.072,250
North Central$11.362,120
Wages in other areas
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