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Northwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment50
Mean wage$14.14
Entry wage$11.43
10th percentile wage$10.91
50th percentile wage$12.03
90th percentile wage$22.73
Top Employing Industries
Natural resouces and mining50100%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Natural resouces and mining50$12.03
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals (45-2093)
Attend to live farm, ranch, open range or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, rabbits, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, milking, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep and collect eggs in hatcheries.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$12.03 $15.54  -$3.51
2019$11.47+4.9%$14.82 +4.9%-$3.34
2018$11.20+2.5%$14.46 +2.5%-$3.26
2017$10.90+2.8%$14.08 +2.8%-$3.17
2016$10.57+3.1%$13.65 +3.1%-$3.08
2015$10.40+1.7%$13.43 +1.7%-$3.03
2014$10.18+2.2%$13.14 +2.2%-$2.96
2013$10.02+1.5%$12.94 +1.5%-$2.92
2012$9.93+.9%$12.83 +.9%-$2.89
2011$9.79+1.5%$12.64 +1.5%-$2.85
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$12.03 $21.91  -$9.88
2019$11.47+4.9%$21.02 +4.2%-$9.54
2018$11.20+2.5%$20.38 +3.1%-$9.18
2017$10.90+2.8%$19.83 +2.8%-$8.93
2016$10.57+3.1%$19.38 +2.3%-$8.81
2015$10.40+1.7%$18.98 +2.1%-$8.57
2014$10.18+2.2%$18.57 +2.2%-$8.39
2013$10.02+1.5%$18.20 +2.1%-$8.17
2012$9.93+.9%$17.88 +1.7%-$7.94
2011$9.79+1.5%$17.60 +1.6%-$7.81
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
North Central $13.95 
Eastern $12.3440
Northwest $12.0350
Southwest $11.8640
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
Northwest $12.0350
Eastern $12.3440
Southwest $11.8640
North Central $13.95 
Wages in other areas
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