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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment330
Mean wage$28.26
Entry wage$21.45
10th percentile wage$20.66
50th percentile wage$26.73
90th percentile wage$40.76
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Public Administration5016.7%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Public Administration5028.65
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (47-2073)
Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties. Exclude "Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021) and equipment operators who work in extraction or other non-construction industries.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$26.73 $25.44  $1.29
2016$25.73+3.9%$24.49 +3.9%$1.24
2015$25.31+1.7%$24.09 +1.7%$1.22
2014$24.77+2.2%$23.57 +2.2%$1.20
2013$24.39+1.5%$23.21 +1.5%$1.18
2012$24.18+.9%$23.01 +.9%$1.17
2011$23.83+1.5%$22.68 +1.5%$1.15
2010$23.55+1.2%$22.42 +1.2%$1.14
2009$23.30+1.1%$22.18 +1.1%$1.12
2008$22.53+3.4%$21.44 +3.4%$1.09
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$26.73 $21.67  $5.06
2016$25.73+3.9%$20.98 +3.3%$4.75
2015$25.31+1.7%$20.54 +2.1%$4.77
2014$24.77+2.2%$20.10 +2.2%$4.67
2013$24.39+1.5%$19.69 +2.1%$4.70
2012$24.18+.9%$19.36 +1.7%$4.82
2011$23.83+1.5%$19.05 +1.6%$4.77
2010$23.55+1.2%$18.73 +1.7%$4.82
2009$23.30+1.1%$18.48 +1.4%$4.82
2008$22.53+3.4%$18.00 +2.6%$4.52
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$33.08730
North Central$31.47920
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$31.47920
South Central$33.08730
Wages in other areas
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