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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment20
Mean wage$45.58
Entry wage$35.85
10th percentile wage$28.94
50th percentile wage$49.60
90th percentile wage$53.98
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Public Administration20100.0%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Public Administration2049.60
Conservation Scientists (19-1031)
Manage, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. May conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or to protect rangelands from fire and rodent damage. May instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in best ways to use crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the number and kind of livestock and forage plants best suited to particular ranges; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering. Exclude "Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists" (19-1023) and "Foresters" (19-1032).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$49.60 $35.34  $14.26
2016$48.44+2.4%$34.51 +2.4%$13.93
2015$47.51+2.0%$33.85 +2.0%$13.66
2014$46.62+1.9%$33.22 +1.9%$13.40
2013$45.73+1.9%$32.58 +1.9%$13.15
2012$44.84+2.0%$31.95 +2.0%$12.89
2011$44.14+1.6%$31.45 +1.6%$12.69
2010$43.37+1.8%$30.90 +1.8%$12.47
2009$42.91+1.1%$30.57 +1.1%$12.34
2008$41.63+3.1%$29.66 +3.1%$11.97
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$49.60 $21.67  $27.93
2016$48.44+2.4%$20.98 +3.3%$27.46
2015$47.51+2.0%$20.54 +2.1%$26.97
2014$46.62+1.9%$20.10 +2.2%$26.52
2013$45.73+1.9%$19.69 +2.1%$26.04
2012$44.84+2.0%$19.36 +1.7%$25.49
2011$44.14+1.6%$19.05 +1.6%$25.09
2010$43.37+1.8%$18.73 +1.7%$24.64
2009$42.91+1.1%$18.48 +1.4%$24.43
2008$41.63+3.1%$18.00 +2.6%$23.63
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$45.80 
North Central$21.5110
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$21.5110
South Central$45.80 
Wages in other areas
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