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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment310
Mean wage$33.67
Entry wage$20.70
10th percentile wage$17.50
50th percentile wage$33.36
90th percentile wage$49.40
Top Employing Industries
Education and Health Services16053.7%
Public Administration12040.1%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Education and Health Services160$38.43
Public Administration120$30.55
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists (25-4022)
Administer and maintain libraries or collections of information, for public or private access through reference or borrowing. Work in a variety of settings, such as educational institutions, museums, and corporations, and with various types of informational materials, such as books, periodicals, recordings, films, and databases. Tasks may include acquiring, cataloging, and circulating library materials, and user services such as locating and organizing information, providing instruction on how to access information, and setting up and operating a librarys media equipment.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$33.36 $30.13  $3.23
2019$32.30+3.3%$29.17 +3.3%$3.13
2018$31.45+2.7%$28.41 +2.7%$3.05
2017$30.73+2.4%$27.75 +2.4%$2.98
2016$30.24+1.6%$27.32 +1.6%$2.93
2015$29.66+2.0%$26.79 +2.0%$2.87
2014$29.11+1.9%$26.29 +1.9%$2.82
2013$28.55+1.9%$25.79 +1.9%$2.76
2012$28.00+2.0%$25.29 +2.0%$2.71
2011$27.56+1.6%$24.89 +1.6%$2.67
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$33.36 $21.91  $11.45
2019$32.30+3.3%$21.02 +4.2%$11.28
2018$31.45+2.7%$20.38 +3.1%$11.07
2017$30.73+2.4%$19.83 +2.8%$10.89
2016$30.24+1.6%$19.38 +2.3%$10.86
2015$29.66+2.0%$18.98 +2.1%$10.69
2014$29.11+1.9%$18.57 +2.2%$10.54
2013$28.55+1.9%$18.20 +2.1%$10.36
2012$28.00+2.0%$17.88 +1.7%$10.11
2011$27.56+1.6%$17.60 +1.6%$9.96
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 $37.93480
North Central $34.48660
Eastern $33.95360
Northwest $33.36310
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $34.48660
South Central $32.03600
Southwest $37.93480
Eastern $33.95360
Wages in other areas
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