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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment70
Mean wage$23.63
Entry wage$17.81
10th percentile wage$16.76
50th percentile wage$22.11
90th percentile wage$30.69
Top Employing Industries
Education and Health Services3051.3%
Public Administration2036.2%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Education and Health Services30$22.85
Public Administration20$20.63
Health Education Specialists (21-1091)
Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Use data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May link health systems, health providers, insurers, and patients to address individual and population health needs. May serve as resource to assist individuals, other health professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs. Excludes Community Health Workers (21-1094).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$22.11 $26.12  -$4.01
2019$21.41+3.3%$25.29 +3.3%-$3.88
2018$20.85+2.7%$24.63 +2.7%-$3.78
2017$20.36+2.4%$24.06 +2.4%-$3.69
2016$20.04+1.6%$23.68 +1.6%-$3.63
2015$19.66+2.0%$23.23 +2.0%-$3.56
2014$19.29+1.9%$22.79 +1.9%-$3.49
2013$18.92+1.9%$22.36 +1.9%-$3.43
2012$18.56+2.0%$21.92 +2.0%-$3.36
2011$18.27+1.6%$21.58 +1.6%-$3.31
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$22.11 $21.91  $0.20
2019$21.41+3.3%$21.02 +4.2%$0.39
2018$20.85+2.7%$20.38 +3.1%$0.46
2017$20.36+2.4%$19.83 +2.8%$0.53
2016$20.04+1.6%$19.38 +2.3%$0.66
2015$19.66+2.0%$18.98 +2.1%$0.68
2014$19.29+1.9%$18.57 +2.2%$0.72
2013$18.92+1.9%$18.20 +2.1%$0.73
2012$18.56+2.0%$17.88 +1.7%$0.67
2011$18.27+1.6%$17.60 +1.6%$0.66
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
South Central $45.63150
Eastern $34.7870
North Central $33.84120
Southwest $31.37170
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
Southwest $31.37170
South Central $45.63150
North Central $33.84120
Eastern $34.7870
Wages in other areas
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