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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
All Industry
Estimated employment1,720
Mean wage$20.18
Entry wage$13.81
10th percentile wage$13.21
50th percentile wage$19.25
90th percentile wage$28.50
Top Employing Industries
Education and Health Services1,02059.5%
Public Administration67038.7%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration670$26.12
Education and Health Services1,020$15.41
Social and Human Service Assistants (21-1093)
Assist other social and human service providers in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work incl. support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care. Excludes Rehabilitation Counselors (21-1015), Psychiatric Technicians (29-2053), Personal Care Aides (31-1122), and Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (43-4061).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$19.25 $26.12  -$6.87
2019$18.64+3.3%$25.29 +3.3%-$6.65
2018$18.15+2.7%$24.63 +2.7%-$6.47
2017$17.73+2.4%$24.06 +2.4%-$6.32
2016$17.45+1.6%$23.68 +1.6%-$6.22
2015$17.12+2.0%$23.23 +2.0%-$6.10
2014$16.80+1.9%$22.79 +1.9%-$5.99
2013$16.48+1.9%$22.36 +1.9%-$5.88
2012$16.16+2.0%$21.92 +2.0%-$5.76
2011$15.90+1.6%$21.58 +1.6%-$5.67
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$19.25 $21.91  -$2.66
2019$18.64+3.3%$21.02 +4.2%-$2.38
2018$18.15+2.7%$20.38 +3.1%-$2.23
2017$17.73+2.4%$19.83 +2.8%-$2.10
2016$17.45+1.6%$19.38 +2.3%-$1.93
2015$17.12+2.0%$18.98 +2.1%-$1.85
2014$16.80+1.9%$18.57 +2.2%-$1.77
2013$16.48+1.9%$18.20 +2.1%-$1.71
2012$16.16+2.0%$17.88 +1.7%-$1.72
2011$15.90+1.6%$17.60 +1.6%-$1.69
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
Eastern $24.241,280
Southwest $19.571,500
Northwest $19.251,720
North Central $18.832,360
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $18.832,360
Northwest $19.251,720
Southwest $19.571,500
South Central $18.421,370
Wages in other areas
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