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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment110
Mean wage$25.61
Entry wage$17.45
10th percentile wage$15.65
50th percentile wage$24.36
90th percentile wage$37.30
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Trade, Transportation and Utilities9082.0%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Trade, Transportation and Utilities9022.96
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (13-1022)
Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$24.36 $36.81  -$12.45
2016$23.67+2.9%$35.76 +2.9%-$12.09
2015$23.01+2.9%$34.77 +2.9%-$11.75
2014$22.47+2.4%$33.95 +2.4%-$11.48
2013$21.92+2.5%$33.13 +2.5%-$11.20
2012$21.57+1.7%$32.59 +1.7%-$11.02
2011$21.23+1.6%$32.08 +1.6%-$10.84
2010$20.78+2.2%$31.40 +2.2%-$10.61
2009$20.63+.7%$31.17 +.7%-$10.54
2008$19.99+3.2%$30.21 +3.2%-$10.21
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$24.36 $21.67  $2.69
2016$23.67+2.9%$20.98 +3.3%$2.69
2015$23.01+2.9%$20.54 +2.1%$2.47
2014$22.47+2.4%$20.10 +2.2%$2.37
2013$21.92+2.5%$19.69 +2.1%$2.23
2012$21.57+1.7%$19.36 +1.7%$2.21
2011$21.23+1.6%$19.05 +1.6%$2.18
2010$20.78+2.2%$18.73 +1.7%$2.05
2009$20.63+.7%$18.48 +1.4%$2.15
2008$19.99+3.2%$18.00 +2.6%$1.99
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$27.41390
South Central$25.38220
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$27.41390
South Central$25.38220
Wages in other areas
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