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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment130
Mean wage$28.18
Entry wage$21.43
10th percentile wage$20.24
50th percentile wage$27.11
90th percentile wage$38.59
Top Employing Industries
Public Administration10080.6%
Education and Health Services2019.4%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration100$27.12
Education and Health Services20$24.46
Public Safety Telecommunicators (43-5031)
Operate telephone, radio, or other communication systems to receive and communicate requests for emergency assistance at 9-1-1 public safety answering points and emergency operations centers. Take information from the public and other sources regarding crimes, threats, disturbances, acts of terrorism, fires, medical emergencies, and other public safety matters. May coordinate and provide information to law enforcement and emergency response personnel. May access sensitive databases and other information sources as needed. May provide additional instructions to callers based on knowledge of and certification in law enforcement, fire, or emergency medical procedures.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$27.11 $20.80  $6.31
2019$25.98+4.4%$19.93 +4.4%$6.05
2018$25.09+3.5%$19.25 +3.5%$5.84
2017$24.45+2.6%$18.76 +2.6%$5.69
2016$23.71+3.1%$18.19 +3.1%$5.52
2015$23.13+2.5%$17.74 +2.5%$5.38
2014$22.67+2.0%$17.40 +2.0%$5.28
2013$22.22+2.0%$17.05 +2.0%$5.17
2012$21.84+1.7%$16.76 +1.7%$5.08
2011$21.45+1.8%$16.45 +1.8%$4.99
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$27.11 $21.91  $5.20
2019$25.98+4.4%$21.02 +4.2%$4.96
2018$25.09+3.5%$20.38 +3.1%$4.71
2017$24.45+2.6%$19.83 +2.8%$4.61
2016$23.71+3.1%$19.38 +2.3%$4.33
2015$23.13+2.5%$18.98 +2.1%$4.15
2014$22.67+2.0%$18.57 +2.2%$4.10
2013$22.22+2.0%$18.20 +2.1%$4.02
2012$21.84+1.7%$17.88 +1.7%$3.96
2011$21.45+1.8%$17.60 +1.6%$3.84
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 $30.70170
North Central $29.47300
Eastern $27.11190
Northwest $27.11130
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $29.47300
South Central $24.59260
Eastern $27.11190
Southwest $30.70170
Wages in other areas
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