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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment70
Mean wage$18.97
Entry wage$13.17
10th percentile wage$11.30
50th percentile wage$20.11
90th percentile wage$25.08
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (51-9121)
Set up, operate, or tend machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products including food, glassware, cloth, ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood, with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials. Exclude "Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic" (51-4193) and "Painters, Transportation Equipment" (51-9122).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$20.11 $21.48  -$1.37
2016$19.39+3.7%$20.72 +3.7%-$1.32
2015$18.93+2.4%$20.22 +2.4%-$1.28
2014$18.50+2.3%$19.76 +2.3%-$1.26
2013$18.15+1.9%$19.39 +1.9%-$1.23
2012$17.85+1.7%$19.07 +1.7%-$1.21
2011$17.57+1.6%$18.76 +1.6%-$1.19
2010$17.38+1.1%$18.56 +1.1%-$1.18
2009$17.07+1.8%$18.24 +1.8%-$1.16
2008$16.63+2.7%$17.76 +2.7%-$1.13
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$20.11 $21.67  -$1.56
2016$19.39+3.7%$20.98 +3.3%-$1.58
2015$18.93+2.4%$20.54 +2.1%-$1.60
2014$18.50+2.3%$20.10 +2.2%-$1.59
2013$18.15+1.9%$19.69 +2.1%-$1.53
2012$17.85+1.7%$19.36 +1.7%-$1.50
2011$17.57+1.6%$19.05 +1.6%-$1.48
2010$17.38+1.1%$18.73 +1.7%-$1.35
2009$17.07+1.8%$18.48 +1.4%-$1.40
2008$16.63+2.7%$18.00 +2.6%-$1.37
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$17.85320
South Central$16.43340
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
South Central$16.43340
North Central$17.85320
Wages in other areas
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