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Southwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment1,670
Mean wage$15.95
Entry wage$11.15
10th percentile wage$10.25
50th percentile wage$14.87
90th percentile wage$23.47
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Professional and Business Services1307.6%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1006.1%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Professional and Business Services13017.17
Trade, Transportation and Utilities10013.36
Team Assemblers (51-2092)
Work as part of a team having responsibility for assembling an entire product or component of a product. Team assemblers can perform all tasks conducted by the team in the assembly process and rotate through all or most of them rather than being assigned to a specific task on a permanent basis. May participate in making management decisions affecting the work. Team leaders who work as part of the team should be included. Exclude assemblers (51-2011 through 51-2099) who continuously perform the same task.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$14.87 $19.26  -$4.39
2016$14.34+3.7%$18.57 +3.7%-$4.23
2015$14.00+2.4%$18.13 +2.4%-$4.13
2014$13.68+2.3%$17.72 +2.3%-$4.03
2013$13.42+1.9%$17.39 +1.9%-$3.96
2012$13.20+1.7%$17.10 +1.7%-$3.89
2011$12.99+1.6%$16.82 +1.6%-$3.83
2010$12.85+1.1%$16.64 +1.1%-$3.79
2009$12.62+1.8%$16.35 +1.8%-$3.72
2008$12.30+2.7%$15.93 +2.7%-$3.62
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$14.87 $23.83  -$8.96
2016$14.34+3.7%$23.07 +3.3%-$8.72
2015$14.00+2.4%$22.59 +2.1%-$8.58
2014$13.68+2.3%$22.10 +2.2%-$8.41
2013$13.42+1.9%$21.66 +2.1%-$8.23
2012$13.20+1.7%$21.29 +1.7%-$8.08
2011$12.99+1.6%$20.95 +1.6%-$7.96
2010$12.85+1.1%$20.60 +1.7%-$7.75
2009$12.62+1.8%$20.32 +1.4%-$7.69
2008$12.30+2.7%$19.80 +2.6%-$7.50
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 $16.803,130
Eastern $16.00420
South Central $14.973,150
Southwest $14.871,670
Northwest $14.621,340
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
South Central $14.973,150
North Central $16.803,130
Southwest $14.871,670
Northwest $14.621,340
Eastern $16.00420
Wages in other areas
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