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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment90
Mean wage$37.65
Entry wage$22.82
10th percentile wage$18.86
50th percentile wage$38.15
90th percentile wage$54.09
Top Employing Industries
Public Administration3035.8%
Professional and Business Services3035.6%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Professional and Business Services30$44.95
Public Administration30$31.06
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (19-5011)
Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$38.15 $44.02  -$5.87
2019$36.93+3.3%$42.62 +3.3%-$5.68
2018$35.97+2.7%$41.50 +2.7%-$5.53
2017$35.14+2.4%$40.55 +2.4%-$5.40
2016$34.59+1.6%$39.91 +1.6%-$5.32
2015$33.92+2.0%$39.14 +2.0%-$5.21
2014$33.29+1.9%$38.41 +1.9%-$5.12
2013$32.65+1.9%$37.68 +1.9%-$5.02
2012$32.02+2.0%$36.94 +2.0%-$4.92
2011$31.52+1.6%$36.37 +1.6%-$4.84
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$38.15 $21.91  $16.24
2019$36.93+3.3%$21.02 +4.2%$15.91
2018$35.97+2.7%$20.38 +3.1%$15.59
2017$35.14+2.4%$19.83 +2.8%$15.30
2016$34.59+1.6%$19.38 +2.3%$15.20
2015$33.92+2.0%$18.98 +2.1%$14.95
2014$33.29+1.9%$18.57 +2.2%$14.72
2013$32.65+1.9%$18.20 +2.1%$14.46
2012$32.02+2.0%$17.88 +1.7%$14.13
2011$31.52+1.6%$17.60 +1.6%$13.92
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 $43.93110
North Central $40.96270
Eastern $40.36150
South Central $39.10160
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $40.96270
South Central $39.10160
Eastern $40.36150
Southwest $43.93110
Wages in other areas
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