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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment240
Mean wage$23.97
Entry wage$17.13
10th percentile wage$16.34
50th percentile wage$22.01
90th percentile wage$33.96
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Leisure and Hospitality21085.9%
Education and Health Services104.5%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Education and Health Services1022.94
Leisure and Hospitality21021.51
Chefs and Head Cooks (35-1011)
Direct the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan and price menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts. May participate in cooking.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$22.01 $10.72  $11.29
2016$21.02+4.7%$10.24 +4.7%$10.78
2015$20.66+1.7%$10.06 +1.7%$10.60
2014$20.25+2.0%$9.86 +2.0%$10.39
2013$19.99+1.3%$9.74 +1.3%$10.25
2012$19.70+1.5%$9.59 +1.5%$10.10
2011$19.43+1.4%$9.46 +1.4%$9.96
2010$19.22+1.1%$9.36 +1.1%$9.86
2009$18.84+2.0%$9.18 +2.0%$9.67
2008$18.33+2.8%$8.93 +2.8%$9.40
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$22.01 $21.67  $0.34
2016$21.02+4.7%$20.98 +3.3%$0.04
2015$20.66+1.7%$20.54 +2.1%$0.12
2014$20.25+2.0%$20.10 +2.2%$0.15
2013$19.99+1.3%$19.69 +2.1%$0.30
2012$19.70+1.5%$19.36 +1.7%$0.34
2011$19.43+1.4%$19.05 +1.6%$0.37
2010$19.22+1.1%$18.73 +1.7%$0.49
2009$18.84+2.0%$18.48 +1.4%$0.37
2008$18.33+2.8%$18.00 +2.6%$0.33
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$23.71260
North Central$23.69890
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$23.69890
South Central$23.71260
Wages in other areas
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