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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment60
Mean wage$19.84
Entry wage$14.76
10th percentile wage$13.53
50th percentile wage$19.27
90th percentile wage$26.47
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (51-9012)
Set up, operate, or tend continuous flow or vat-type equipment; filter presses; shaker screens; centrifuges; condenser tubes; precipitating, fermenting, or evaporating tanks; scrubbing towers; or batch stills. These machines extract, sort, or separate liquids, gases, or solids from other materials to recover a refined product. Include dairy processing equipment operators. Exclude "Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders" (51-9011).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$19.27 $21.48  -$2.21
2016$18.58+3.7%$20.72 +3.7%-$2.13
2015$18.14+2.4%$20.22 +2.4%-$2.08
2014$17.73+2.3%$19.76 +2.3%-$2.03
2013$17.40+1.9%$19.39 +1.9%-$1.99
2012$17.11+1.7%$19.07 +1.7%-$1.96
2011$16.83+1.6%$18.76 +1.6%-$1.93
2010$16.65+1.1%$18.56 +1.1%-$1.90
2009$16.36+1.8%$18.24 +1.8%-$1.87
2008$15.93+2.7%$17.76 +2.7%-$1.82
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$19.27 $21.67  -$2.40
2016$18.58+3.7%$20.98 +3.3%-$2.39
2015$18.14+2.4%$20.54 +2.1%-$2.39
2014$17.73+2.3%$20.10 +2.2%-$2.36
2013$17.40+1.9%$19.69 +2.1%-$2.29
2012$17.11+1.7%$19.36 +1.7%-$2.24
2011$16.83+1.6%$19.05 +1.6%-$2.21
2010$16.65+1.1%$18.73 +1.7%-$2.08
2009$16.36+1.8%$18.48 +1.4%-$2.11
2008$15.93+2.7%$18.00 +2.6%-$2.07
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$9.81 
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$9.81 
Wages in other areas
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