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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment900
Mean wage$25.55
Entry wage$18.41
10th percentile wage$16.70
50th percentile wage$23.10
90th percentile wage$42.24
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Professional and Business Services607.2%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities606.2%
Public Administration101.4%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Professional and Business Services6022.15
Trade, Transportation and Utilities6021.08
Public Administration1020.73
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (51-9061)
Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$23.10 $21.48  $1.62
2016$22.28+3.7%$20.72 +3.7%$1.56
2015$21.75+2.4%$20.22 +2.4%$1.53
2014$21.26+2.3%$19.76 +2.3%$1.49
2013$20.85+1.9%$19.39 +1.9%$1.46
2012$20.51+1.7%$19.07 +1.7%$1.44
2011$20.18+1.6%$18.76 +1.6%$1.42
2010$19.96+1.1%$18.56 +1.1%$1.40
2009$19.61+1.8%$18.24 +1.8%$1.38
2008$19.10+2.7%$17.76 +2.7%$1.34
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$23.10 $21.67  $1.43
2016$22.28+3.7%$20.98 +3.3%$1.30
2015$21.75+2.4%$20.54 +2.1%$1.21
2014$21.26+2.3%$20.10 +2.2%$1.16
2013$20.85+1.9%$19.69 +2.1%$1.16
2012$20.51+1.7%$19.36 +1.7%$1.15
2011$20.18+1.6%$19.05 +1.6%$1.13
2010$19.96+1.1%$18.73 +1.7%$1.23
2009$19.61+1.8%$18.48 +1.4%$1.13
2008$19.10+2.7%$18.00 +2.6%$1.10
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$23.913,250
South Central$20.401,630
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$23.913,250
South Central$20.401,630
Wages in other areas
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