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The Modeled Wage Estimates (MWE) provide annual estimates of average hourly wages for occupations by selected job characteristics and within geographical location. The job characteristics include bargaining status (union and nonunion), part- and full-time work status, incentive- and time-based pay, and work levels by occupation. The modeled wage estimates are produced using a statistical procedure that combines survey data collected by the National Compensation Survey (NCS) and the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) programs.
Borrowing from the strengths of the NCS, information on job characteristics and work levels, and from the OEWS, the occupational and geographic detail, the modeled wage estimates provide more detail on occupational average hourly wages than either program is able to provide separately.
Full-time, Retail salespersons, in Erie, PA $19.11 in 2021
Union, Production occupations, in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI $25.57 in 2021
Nonunion, Production occupations, in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI $20.62 in 2021
Time-based pay, Sales and related occupations, in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO $22.93 in 2021
Incentive-based pay, Sales and related occupations, in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX $33.09 in 2021
Level 7, Registered nurses, in Ames, IA $29.93 in 2021
Level 9, Registered nurses, in Ames, IA $31.16 in 2021
Level 8, Computer and mathematical occupations, in Austin-Round Rock, TX $33.12 in 2021
Level 11, Computer and mathematical occupations, in Austin-Round Rock, TX $60.95 in 2021
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