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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment50
Mean wage$32.47
Entry wage$19.30
10th percentile wage$17.58
50th percentile wage$28.40
90th percentile wage$53.25
Top Employing Industries
Education and Health Services4078.2%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Education and Health Services40$28.08
Community Health Workers (21-1094)
Promote health within a community by assisting individuals to adopt healthy behaviors. Serve as an advocate for the health needs of individuals by assisting community residents in effectively communicating with healthcare providers or social service agencies. Act as liaison or advocate and implement programs that promote, maintain, and improve individual and overall community health. May deliver health-related preventive services such as blood pressure, glaucoma, and hearing screenings. May collect data to help identify community health needs. Excludes Health Education Specialists (21-1091).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$28.40 $26.12  $2.28
2019$27.50+3.3%$25.29 +3.3%$2.21
2018$26.78+2.7%$24.63 +2.7%$2.15
2017$26.16+2.4%$24.06 +2.4%$2.10
2016$25.75+1.6%$23.68 +1.6%$2.07
2015$25.25+2.0%$23.23 +2.0%$2.03
2014$24.78+1.9%$22.79 +1.9%$1.99
2013$24.31+1.9%$22.36 +1.9%$1.95
2012$23.83+2.0%$21.92 +2.0%$1.91
2011$23.46+1.6%$21.58 +1.6%$1.88
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$28.40 $21.91  $6.49
2019$27.50+3.3%$21.02 +4.2%$6.47
2018$26.78+2.7%$20.38 +3.1%$6.39
2017$26.16+2.4%$19.83 +2.8%$6.32
2016$25.75+1.6%$19.38 +2.3%$6.37
2015$25.25+2.0%$18.98 +2.1%$6.28
2014$24.78+1.9%$18.57 +2.2%$6.21
2013$24.31+1.9%$18.20 +2.1%$6.11
2012$23.83+2.0%$17.88 +1.7%$5.95
2011$23.46+1.6%$17.60 +1.6%$5.86
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
Northwest $28.4050
South Central $24.44100
North Central $22.10110
Southwest $21.85100
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $22.10110
Southwest $21.85100
South Central $24.44100
Northwest $28.4050
Wages in other areas
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