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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment470
Mean wage$37.84
Entry wage$25.52
10th percentile wage$23.68
50th percentile wage$35.11
90th percentile wage$56.73
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Public Administration13028.7%
Education and Health Services307.0%
Professional and Business Services
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Public Administration13044.86
Education and Health Services3035.47
Professional and Business Services29.07
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (13-1023)
Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing. Include contract specialists, field contractors, purchasers, price analysts, tooling coordinators, and media buyers. Exclude "Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products" (13-1021) and "Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products" (13-1022).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$35.11 $36.81  -$1.70
2016$34.11+2.9%$35.76 +2.9%-$1.65
2015$33.16+2.9%$34.77 +2.9%-$1.60
2014$32.38+2.4%$33.95 +2.4%-$1.56
2013$31.60+2.5%$33.13 +2.5%-$1.52
2012$31.08+1.7%$32.59 +1.7%-$1.50
2011$30.60+1.6%$32.08 +1.6%-$1.48
2010$29.95+2.2%$31.40 +2.2%-$1.45
2009$29.73+.7%$31.17 +.7%-$1.43
2008$28.81+3.2%$30.21 +3.2%-$1.39
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$35.11 $21.67  $13.44
2016$34.11+2.9%$20.98 +3.3%$13.13
2015$33.16+2.9%$20.54 +2.1%$12.63
2014$32.38+2.4%$20.10 +2.2%$12.28
2013$31.60+2.5%$19.69 +2.1%$11.90
2012$31.08+1.7%$19.36 +1.7%$11.73
2011$30.60+1.6%$19.05 +1.6%$11.54
2010$29.95+2.2%$18.73 +1.7%$11.22
2009$29.73+.7%$18.48 +1.4%$11.25
2008$28.81+3.2%$18.00 +2.6%$10.81
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$35.001,550
South Central$32.14610
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$35.001,550
South Central$32.14610
Wages in other areas
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