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Southwest Workforce Development Area (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment100
Mean wage$76.36
Entry wage$34.52
10th percentile wage$29.19
50th percentile wage$61.59
90th percentile wageN/A
Top Employing Industries
Professional and Business Services8081.9%
Education and Health Services2018.1%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Professional and Business Services80$54.97
Education and Health Services20$
Medical Scientists ex. Epidemiologists (19-1042)
Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research. Practitioners who primarily provide medical or dental care or dispense drugs are included in Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners (29-1000).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$61.59 $37.35  $24.24
2019$59.63+3.3%$36.16 +3.3%$23.47
2018$58.07+2.7%$35.21 +2.7%$22.85
2017$56.73+2.4%$34.40 +2.4%$22.33
2016$55.84+1.6%$33.86 +1.6%$21.98
2015$54.77+2.0%$33.21 +2.0%$21.55
2014$53.74+1.9%$32.59 +1.9%$21.15
2013$52.71+1.9%$31.97 +1.9%$20.75
2012$51.69+2.0%$31.35 +2.0%$20.34
2011$50.89+1.6%$30.86 +1.6%$20.03
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$61.59 $26.48  $35.11
2019$59.63+3.3%$25.40 +4.2%$34.22
2018$58.07+2.7%$24.63 +3.1%$33.44
2017$56.73+2.4%$23.97 +2.8%$32.76
2016$55.84+1.6%$23.42 +2.3%$32.41
2015$54.77+2.0%$22.93 +2.1%$31.83
2014$53.74+1.9%$22.44 +2.2%$31.30
2013$52.71+1.9%$21.99 +2.1%$30.72
2012$51.69+2.0%$21.61 +1.7%$30.08
2011$50.89+1.6%$21.27 +1.6%$29.61
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 $61.59100
Northwest $57.96670
North Central $53.07320
South Central $51.90330
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
Northwest $57.96670
South Central $51.90330
North Central $53.07320
Southwest $61.59100
Wages in other areas
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