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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment290
Mean wage$12.60
Entry wage$10.50
10th percentile wage$9.93
50th percentile wage$11.39
90th percentile wage$17.56
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Other Services17059.1%
Professional and Business Services309.8%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Professional and Business Services3011.67
Other Services17011.28
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (39-2021)
Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks. Exclude "Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers" (31-9096).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$11.39 $12.19  -$0.80
2016$10.88+4.7%$11.64 +4.7%-$0.76
2015$10.69+1.7%$11.44 +1.7%-$0.75
2014$10.48+2.0%$11.21 +2.0%-$0.73
2013$10.34+1.3%$11.07 +1.3%-$0.72
2012$10.19+1.5%$10.91 +1.5%-$0.71
2011$10.05+1.4%$10.76 +1.4%-$0.70
2010$9.95+1.1%$10.64 +1.1%-$0.69
2009$9.75+2.0%$10.44 +2.0%-$0.68
2008$9.49+2.8%$10.15 +2.8%-$0.66
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$11.39 $21.67  -$10.28
2016$10.88+4.7%$20.98 +3.3%-$10.10
2015$10.69+1.7%$20.54 +2.1%-$9.84
2014$10.48+2.0%$20.10 +2.2%-$9.62
2013$10.34+1.3%$19.69 +2.1%-$9.34
2012$10.19+1.5%$19.36 +1.7%-$9.16
2011$10.05+1.4%$19.05 +1.6%-$8.99
2010$9.95+1.1%$18.73 +1.7%-$8.78
2009$9.75+2.0%$18.48 +1.4%-$8.72
2008$9.49+2.8%$18.00 +2.6%-$8.51
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$11.41710
South Central$10.96380
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$11.41710
South Central$10.96380
Wages in other areas
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