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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
All Industry
Estimated employment2,350
Mean wage$22.38
Entry wage$15.59
10th percentile wage$14.19
50th percentile wage$22.28
90th percentile wage$30.90
Top Employing Industries
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities57024.1%
Professional and Business Services54022.9%
Education and Health Services27011.5%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration100$25.50
Education and Health Services270$24.12
Leisure and Hospitality140$22.95
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (43-3031)
Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers. Excludes Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (43-3051).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$22.28 $20.80  $1.48
2019$21.35+4.4%$19.93 +4.4%$1.42
2018$20.62+3.5%$19.25 +3.5%$1.37
2017$20.09+2.6%$18.76 +2.6%$1.33
2016$19.49+3.1%$18.19 +3.1%$1.29
2015$19.01+2.5%$17.74 +2.5%$1.26
2014$18.63+2.0%$17.40 +2.0%$1.24
2013$18.26+2.0%$17.05 +2.0%$1.21
2012$17.95+1.7%$16.76 +1.7%$1.19
2011$17.63+1.8%$16.45 +1.8%$1.17
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$22.28 $21.91  $0.37
2019$21.35+4.4%$21.02 +4.2%$0.33
2018$20.62+3.5%$20.38 +3.1%$0.24
2017$20.09+2.6%$19.83 +2.8%$0.26
2016$19.49+3.1%$19.38 +2.3%$0.11
2015$19.01+2.5%$18.98 +2.1%$0.03
2014$18.63+2.0%$18.57 +2.2%$0.06
2013$18.26+2.0%$18.20 +2.1%$0.07
2012$17.95+1.7%$17.88 +1.7%$0.07
2011$17.63+1.8%$17.60 +1.6%$0.02
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 $26.174,160
South Central $23.413,590
North Central $22.715,270
Northwest $22.282,350
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $22.715,270
Southwest $26.174,160
South Central $23.413,590
Northwest $22.282,350
Wages in other areas
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