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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment540
Mean wage$32.74
Entry wage$18.26
10th percentile wage$16.17
50th percentile wage$30.22
90th percentile wage$51.57
Top Employing Industries
Professional and Business Services22040.4%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities7013.7%
Education and Health Services6011.3%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration$37.10
Professional and Business Services220$32.26
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists (13-1161)
Research conditions in local, regional, national, or online markets. Gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or plan a marketing or advertising campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution. May employ search marketing tactics, analyze web metrics, and develop recommendations to increase search engine ranking and visibility to target markets. Excludes Web and Digital Interface Designers (15-1255), Art Directors (27-1011), Graphic Designers (27-1024), and Public Relations Specialists (27-3031).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$30.22 $33.99  -$3.77
2019$29.23+3.4%$32.88 +3.4%-$3.64
2018$28.48+2.6%$32.03 +2.6%-$3.55
2017$27.81+2.4%$31.28 +2.4%-$3.46
2016$27.16+2.4%$30.55 +2.4%-$3.38
2015$26.41+2.9%$29.70 +2.9%-$3.29
2014$25.79+2.4%$29.00 +2.4%-$3.21
2013$25.16+2.5%$28.30 +2.5%-$3.13
2012$24.75+1.7%$27.84 +1.7%-$3.08
2011$24.37+1.6%$27.41 +1.6%-$3.03
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$30.22 $21.91  $8.31
2019$29.23+3.4%$21.02 +4.2%$8.21
2018$28.48+2.6%$20.38 +3.1%$8.10
2017$27.81+2.4%$19.83 +2.8%$7.97
2016$27.16+2.4%$19.38 +2.3%$7.78
2015$26.41+2.9%$18.98 +2.1%$7.43
2014$25.79+2.4%$18.57 +2.2%$7.22
2013$25.16+2.5%$18.20 +2.1%$6.97
2012$24.75+1.7%$17.88 +1.7%$6.87
2011$24.37+1.6%$17.60 +1.6%$6.76
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 2020
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
Southwest $36.523,330
North Central $34.462,300
Northwest $30.22540
South Central $29.291,050
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
Southwest $36.523,330
North Central $34.462,300
South Central $29.291,050
Eastern $25.20560
Wages in other areas
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