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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment2,890
Mean wage$14.13
Entry wage$11.03
10th percentile wage$10.39
50th percentile wage$13.71
90th percentile wage$18.70
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Education and Health Services2,87099.2%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Education and Health Services2,87013.69
Personal Care Aides (39-9021)
Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$13.71 $12.19  $1.52
2016$13.09+4.7%$11.64 +4.7%$1.45
2015$12.87+1.7%$11.44 +1.7%$1.43
2014$12.61+2.0%$11.21 +2.0%$1.40
2013$12.45+1.3%$11.07 +1.3%$1.38
2012$12.27+1.5%$10.91 +1.5%$1.36
2011$12.10+1.4%$10.76 +1.4%$1.34
2010$11.97+1.1%$10.64 +1.1%$1.33
2009$11.74+2.0%$10.44 +2.0%$1.30
2008$11.42+2.8%$10.15 +2.8%$1.27
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$13.71 $21.67  -$7.96
2016$13.09+4.7%$20.98 +3.3%-$7.88
2015$12.87+1.7%$20.54 +2.1%-$7.67
2014$12.61+2.0%$20.10 +2.2%-$7.48
2013$12.45+1.3%$19.69 +2.1%-$7.24
2012$12.27+1.5%$19.36 +1.7%-$7.08
2011$12.10+1.4%$19.05 +1.6%-$6.95
2010$11.97+1.1%$18.73 +1.7%-$6.75
2009$11.74+2.0%$18.48 +1.4%-$6.74
2008$11.42+2.8%$18.00 +2.6%-$6.58
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$12.735,810
South Central$12.655,390
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$12.735,810
South Central$12.655,390
Wages in other areas
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