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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
All Industry
Estimated employment4,490
Mean wage$18.86
Entry wage$12.80
10th percentile wage$11.77
50th percentile wage$17.81
90th percentile wage$27.25
Top Employing Industries
Education and Health Services92020.5%
Professional and Business Services82018.3%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities80017.9%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration300$21.80
Office Clerks, General (43-9061)
Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$17.81 $20.80  -$2.99
2019$17.07+4.4%$19.93 +4.4%-$2.86
2018$16.48+3.5%$19.25 +3.5%-$2.76
2017$16.06+2.6%$18.76 +2.6%-$2.69
2016$15.58+3.1%$18.19 +3.1%-$2.61
2015$15.19+2.5%$17.74 +2.5%-$2.55
2014$14.90+2.0%$17.40 +2.0%-$2.50
2013$14.60+2.0%$17.05 +2.0%-$2.45
2012$14.35+1.7%$16.76 +1.7%-$2.40
2011$14.09+1.8%$16.45 +1.8%-$2.36
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$17.81 $21.91  -$4.10
2019$17.07+4.4%$21.02 +4.2%-$3.95
2018$16.48+3.5%$20.38 +3.1%-$3.89
2017$16.06+2.6%$19.83 +2.8%-$3.77
2016$15.58+3.1%$19.38 +2.3%-$3.80
2015$15.19+2.5%$18.98 +2.1%-$3.78
2014$14.90+2.0%$18.57 +2.2%-$3.67
2013$14.60+2.0%$18.20 +2.1%-$3.59
2012$14.35+1.7%$17.88 +1.7%-$3.53
2011$14.09+1.8%$17.60 +1.6%-$3.51
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
South Central $19.485,920
North Central $18.818,770
Eastern $18.542,860
Southwest $17.876,230
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $18.818,770
Southwest $17.876,230
South Central $19.485,920
Northwest $17.814,490
Wages in other areas
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