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From a prospective employer's point of view, skilled industrial labor in the region presents a good value for investment. Most of the region's target occupations pay near the national median or in the lower half of the national range.

AVERAGE ANNUAL EARNINGS BY INDUSTRY [2011]

NAICS Industry Earnings
------ Total $35,988
11---- Forestry, fishing, hunting, agriculture support $28,223
21---- Mining $48,617
22---- Utilities $72,025
23---- Construction $42,099
31---- Manufacturing $52,422
42---- Wholesale trade $39,216
44---- Retail trade $22,134
48---- Transportation & warehousing $43,761
51---- Information $41,444
52---- Finance & insurance $39,200
53---- Real estate & rental & leasing $21,635
54---- Professional, scientific & technical services $37,320
55---- Management of companies & enterprises $49,645
56---- Administration & Support, Waste
Management and Remediation
$25,560
61---- Educational services $18,570
62---- Health care and social assistance $28,041
71---- Arts, entertainment & recreation $16,724
72---- Accommodation & food services $11,652
81---- Other services (except public administration) $24,581
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (QCEW)

MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARIES BY OCCUPATION* [2011]

Occupation Description Median Earnings
Accounting Clerk, Intermediate Level $30,104 $35,988
General Clerk, Intermediate Level $25,326 $28,223
Call Center Representative II-inbound $26,926 $48,617
Customer Service Representative, Intermediate Level $29,223 $72,025
Customer Service Representative , e-Commerce $24,650 $42,099
Electrician, Intermediate Level $40,890 $52,422
Computer Operator, Intermediate Level $34,114 $39,216
Network Administrator, Intermediate Level $52,285 $22,134
Programmer, Intermediate Level $54,200 $43,761
Fork Lift Operator $25,075 $41,444
General Laborer $22,829 $39,200
Lab Assistant, Intermediate Level $32,174 $21,635
Operations Research Analyst, Intermediate Level $49,850 $37,320
SOURCE: Salary.com   $49,645
56---- Administration & Support, Waste
Management and Remediation
$25,560
61---- Educational services $18,570
62---- Health care and social assistance $28,041
71---- Arts, entertainment & recreation $16,724
72---- Accommodation & food services $11,652
81---- Other services (except public administration) $24,581
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (QCEW)

Information on this page was provided in part from TIP STRATEGIES, INC. (TIP) and Wadley Donovan GrowthTech, LLC. TIP is a privately held Austin-based economic development consulting firm which assisted West Kentucky Megasite with analysis of the regional workforce and identification of potential target industry opportunities. For their complete report, click on the TIP Workforce Analysis Link in the right sidebar. A complete current demographic profile complied by Wadley Donovan GrowthTech, LLC is also available in the right sidebar.