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Southwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment680
Mean wage$32.28
Entry wage$17.93
10th percentile wage$15.22
50th percentile wage$29.84
90th percentile wage$50.76
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Education and Health Services63091.6%
Public Administration203.6%
Professional and Business Services
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Public Administration2031.64
Professional and Business Services30.87
Education and Health Services63029.70
Child, Family, and School Social Workers (21-1021)
Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist single parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers on how to deal with problem children.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$29.84 $22.42  $7.42
2016$29.14+2.4%$21.90 +2.4%$7.25
2015$28.58+2.0%$21.48 +2.0%$7.11
2014$28.05+1.9%$21.07 +1.9%$6.97
2013$27.51+1.9%$20.67 +1.9%$6.84
2012$26.98+2.0%$20.27 +2.0%$6.71
2011$26.56+1.6%$19.95 +1.6%$6.60
2010$26.09+1.8%$19.60 +1.8%$6.49
2009$25.81+1.1%$19.39 +1.1%$6.42
2008$25.05+3.1%$18.82 +3.1%$6.23
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$29.84 $23.83  $6.01
2016$29.14+2.4%$23.07 +3.3%$6.07
2015$28.58+2.0%$22.59 +2.1%$6.00
2014$28.05+1.9%$22.10 +2.2%$5.95
2013$27.51+1.9%$21.66 +2.1%$5.86
2012$26.98+2.0%$21.29 +1.7%$5.69
2011$26.56+1.6%$20.95 +1.6%$5.61
2010$26.09+1.8%$20.60 +1.7%$5.49
2009$25.81+1.1%$20.32 +1.4%$5.49
2008$25.05+3.1%$19.80 +2.6%$5.25
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
Eastern $37.641,610
Northwest $34.081,300
Southwest $29.84680
South Central $28.66940
North Central $28.091,100
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
Eastern $37.641,610
Northwest $34.081,300
North Central $28.091,100
South Central $28.66940
Southwest $29.84680
Wages in other areas
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