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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment280
Mean wage$33.88
Entry wage$20.64
10th percentile wage$18.56
50th percentile wage$36.58
90th percentile wage$47.63
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Education and Health Services13045.7%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Education and Health Services13022.97
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (21-1023)
Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$36.58 $30.57  $6.01
2016$35.72+2.4%$29.85 +2.4%$5.87
2015$35.04+2.0%$29.28 +2.0%$5.76
2014$34.38+1.9%$28.73 +1.9%$5.65
2013$33.73+1.9%$28.19 +1.9%$5.54
2012$33.07+2.0%$27.64 +2.0%$5.43
2011$32.56+1.6%$27.21 +1.6%$5.35
2010$31.99+1.8%$26.73 +1.8%$5.26
2009$31.64+1.1%$26.44 +1.1%$5.20
2008$30.70+3.1%$25.66 +3.1%$5.04
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$36.58 $21.67  $14.91
2016$35.72+2.4%$20.98 +3.3%$14.75
2015$35.04+2.0%$20.54 +2.1%$14.50
2014$34.38+1.9%$20.10 +2.2%$14.28
2013$33.73+1.9%$19.69 +2.1%$14.03
2012$33.07+2.0%$19.36 +1.7%$13.71
2011$32.56+1.6%$19.05 +1.6%$13.50
2010$31.99+1.8%$18.73 +1.7%$13.25
2009$31.64+1.1%$18.48 +1.4%$13.17
2008$30.70+3.1%$18.00 +2.6%$12.70
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$26.60520
South Central$24.57620
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
South Central$24.57620
North Central$26.60520
Wages in other areas
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