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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment230
Mean wage$23.82
Entry wage$18.39
10th percentile wage$17.30
50th percentile wage$22.81
90th percentile wage$31.59
Top Employing Industries
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities9040.1%
Professional and Business Services6025.5%
Public Administration4017.2%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration40$25.93
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities90$23.10
Professional and Business Services60$21.57
Dispatchers ex. Police, Fire, and Ambulance (43-5032)
Schedule and dispatch workers, work crews, equipment, or service vehicles for conveyance of materials, freight, or passengers, or for normal installation, service, or emergency repairs rendered outside the place of business. Duties may include using radio, telephone, or computer to transmit assignments and compiling statistics and reports on work progress.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$22.81 $20.80  $2.01
2019$21.86+4.4%$19.93 +4.4%$1.93
2018$21.11+3.5%$19.25 +3.5%$1.86
2017$20.57+2.6%$18.76 +2.6%$1.81
2016$19.95+3.1%$18.19 +3.1%$1.76
2015$19.46+2.5%$17.74 +2.5%$1.71
2014$19.08+2.0%$17.40 +2.0%$1.68
2013$18.70+2.0%$17.05 +2.0%$1.65
2012$18.38+1.7%$16.76 +1.7%$1.62
2011$18.04+1.8%$16.45 +1.8%$1.59
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$22.81 $21.91  $0.90
2019$21.86+4.4%$21.02 +4.2%$0.84
2018$21.11+3.5%$20.38 +3.1%$0.73
2017$20.57+2.6%$19.83 +2.8%$0.74
2016$19.95+3.1%$19.38 +2.3%$0.57
2015$19.46+2.5%$18.98 +2.1%$0.48
2014$19.08+2.0%$18.57 +2.2%$0.51
2013$18.70+2.0%$18.20 +2.1%$0.50
2012$18.38+1.7%$17.88 +1.7%$0.49
2011$18.04+1.8%$17.60 +1.6%$0.44
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 $24.82550
Northwest $22.81230
South Central $21.95400
North Central $21.56740
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $21.56740
Southwest $24.82550
South Central $21.95400
Northwest $22.81230
Wages in other areas
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