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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment290
Mean wage$31.29
Entry wage$19.17
10th percentile wage$16.82
50th percentile wage$29.89
90th percentile wage$48.09
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Education and Health Services15051.7%
Public Administration10033.5%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Education and Health Services15036.95
Public Administration10028.50
Librarians (25-4021)
Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, schools, colleges and universities, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$29.89 $28.51  $1.38
2016$29.19+2.4%$27.84 +2.4%$1.35
2015$28.63+2.0%$27.31 +2.0%$1.32
2014$28.09+1.9%$26.80 +1.9%$1.30
2013$27.56+1.9%$26.29 +1.9%$1.27
2012$27.02+2.0%$25.77 +2.0%$1.25
2011$26.60+1.6%$25.37 +1.6%$1.23
2010$26.14+1.8%$24.93 +1.8%$1.21
2009$25.86+1.1%$24.66 +1.1%$1.19
2008$25.09+3.1%$23.93 +3.1%$1.16
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$29.89 $19.89  $10.00
2016$29.19+2.4%$19.25 +3.3%$9.94
2015$28.63+2.0%$18.85 +2.1%$9.78
2014$28.09+1.9%$18.45 +2.2%$9.65
2013$27.56+1.9%$18.08 +2.1%$9.48
2012$27.02+2.0%$17.77 +1.7%$9.26
2011$26.60+1.6%$17.49 +1.6%$9.12
2010$26.14+1.8%$17.19 +1.7%$8.94
2009$25.86+1.1%$16.96 +1.4%$8.90
2008$25.09+3.1%$16.53 +2.6%$8.56
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
Southwest $34.12430
North Central $33.07610
Eastern $31.88300
South Central $31.27650
Northwest $29.89290
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
South Central $31.27650
North Central $33.07610
Southwest $34.12430
Eastern $31.88300
Northwest $29.89290
Wages in other areas
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