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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment120
Mean wage$20.93
Entry wage$13.24
10th percentile wage$12.52
50th percentile wage$19.44
90th percentile wage$30.84
Top Employing Industries
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities9074.8%
Professional and Business Services109.0%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Professional and Business Services10$30.05
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities90$17.59
Order Clerks (43-4151)
Receive and process incoming orders for materials, merchandise, classified ads, or services such as repairs, installations, or rental of facilities. Generally receives orders via mail, phone, fax, or other electronic means. Duties include informing customers of receipt, prices, shipping dates, and delays; preparing contracts; and handling complaints. Excludes "Dispatchers ex. Police, Fire, and Ambulance" (43-5032) who both dispatch and take orders for services.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$19.44 $20.80  -$1.36
2019$18.63+4.4%$19.93 +4.4%-$1.30
2018$17.99+3.5%$19.25 +3.5%-$1.25
2017$17.53+2.6%$18.76 +2.6%-$1.22
2016$17.00+3.1%$18.19 +3.1%-$1.18
2015$16.58+2.5%$17.74 +2.5%-$1.16
2014$16.26+2.0%$17.40 +2.0%-$1.13
2013$15.93+2.0%$17.05 +2.0%-$1.11
2012$15.66+1.7%$16.76 +1.7%-$1.09
2011$15.38+1.8%$16.45 +1.8%-$1.07
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$19.44 $21.91  -$2.47
2019$18.63+4.4%$21.02 +4.2%-$2.39
2018$17.99+3.5%$20.38 +3.1%-$2.38
2017$17.53+2.6%$19.83 +2.8%-$2.30
2016$17.00+3.1%$19.38 +2.3%-$2.37
2015$16.58+2.5%$18.98 +2.1%-$2.39
2014$16.26+2.0%$18.57 +2.2%-$2.31
2013$15.93+2.0%$18.20 +2.1%-$2.26
2012$15.66+1.7%$17.88 +1.7%-$2.22
2011$15.38+1.8%$17.60 +1.6%-$2.22
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 $22.43 
North Central $21.87140
Eastern $20.8130
Northwest $19.44120
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
South Central $18.86140
North Central $21.87140
Northwest $19.44120
Eastern $20.8130
Wages in other areas
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