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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment90
Mean wage$22.59
Entry wage$16.36
10th percentile wage$15.88
50th percentile wage$21.02
90th percentile wage$34.31
Top Employing Industries
Public Administration4047.2%
Education and Health Services3036.0%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Education and Health Services30$24.40
Public Administration40$20.88
Library Technicians (25-4031)
Assist librarians by helping readers in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard reference. Compile records; sort and shelve books or other media; remove or repair damaged books or other media; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Includes bookmobile drivers who assist with providing services in mobile libraries.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$21.02 $30.13  -$9.11
2019$20.35+3.3%$29.17 +3.3%-$8.81
2018$19.82+2.7%$28.41 +2.7%-$8.58
2017$19.36+2.4%$27.75 +2.4%-$8.39
2016$19.06+1.6%$27.32 +1.6%-$8.25
2015$18.69+2.0%$26.79 +2.0%-$8.10
2014$18.34+1.9%$26.29 +1.9%-$7.94
2013$17.99+1.9%$25.79 +1.9%-$7.79
2012$17.64+2.0%$25.29 +2.0%-$7.64
2011$17.37+1.6%$24.89 +1.6%-$7.52
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$21.02 $21.91  -$0.89
2019$20.35+3.3%$21.02 +4.2%-$0.67
2018$19.82+2.7%$20.38 +3.1%-$0.56
2017$19.36+2.4%$19.83 +2.8%-$0.47
2016$19.06+1.6%$19.38 +2.3%-$0.32
2015$18.69+2.0%$18.98 +2.1%-$0.28
2014$18.34+1.9%$18.57 +2.2%-$0.22
2013$17.99+1.9%$18.20 +2.1%-$0.20
2012$17.64+2.0%$17.88 +1.7%-$0.24
2011$17.37+1.6%$17.60 +1.6%-$0.23
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 $26.35220
North Central $25.50360
South Central $24.75330
Northwest $21.0290
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $25.50360
South Central $24.75330
Southwest $26.35220
Eastern $19.61120
Wages in other areas
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