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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment380
Mean wage$14.41
Entry wage$11.62
10th percentile wage$11.23
50th percentile wage$13.07
90th percentile wage$19.27
Top Employing Industries
Other Services23061.6%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities6017.1%
Professional and Business Services5013.3%
Leisure and Hospitality205.5%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Leisure and Hospitality20$14.75
Professional and Business Services50$13.67
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities60$13.30
Other Services230$12.81
Animal Caretakers (39-2021)
Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise provide care to promote and maintain the well-being of pets and other animals that are not raised for consumption, such as dogs, cats, race horses, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks. Excludes Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (31-9096) and Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals (45-2093).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$13.07 $14.13  -$1.06
2019$12.39+5.5%$13.39 +5.5%-$1.00
2018$11.93+3.9%$12.89 +3.9%-$0.96
2017$11.54+3.3%$12.48 +3.3%-$0.93
2016$11.15+3.5%$12.06 +3.5%-$0.90
2015$10.96+1.7%$11.85 +1.7%-$0.88
2014$10.74+2.0%$11.62 +2.0%-$0.87
2013$10.61+1.3%$11.47 +1.3%-$0.86
2012$10.45+1.5%$11.30 +1.5%-$0.84
2011$10.31+1.4%$11.14 +1.4%-$0.83
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$13.07 $21.91  -$8.84
2019$12.39+5.5%$21.02 +4.2%-$8.63
2018$11.93+3.9%$20.38 +3.1%-$8.45
2017$11.54+3.3%$19.83 +2.8%-$8.29
2016$11.15+3.5%$19.38 +2.3%-$8.22
2015$10.96+1.7%$18.98 +2.1%-$8.01
2014$10.74+2.0%$18.57 +2.2%-$7.82
2013$10.61+1.3%$18.20 +2.1%-$7.58
2012$10.45+1.5%$17.88 +1.7%-$7.42
2011$10.31+1.4%$17.60 +1.6%-$7.29
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
North Central $13.62790
Eastern $13.41210
Southwest $13.18640
Northwest $13.07380
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $13.62790
Southwest $13.18640
South Central $12.80440
Northwest $13.07380
Wages in other areas
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