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Modeled Wage Estimates


Want to learn more about using and understanding Modeled Wage Estimates? Factsheets provide quick summaries about different facets of the MWE data.

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    Entry, intermediate and experienced grouped work levels

    Starting with the 2021 publication, MWE includes grouped work-levels among entry, intermediate and experienced levels. Grouped levels assist in broad level comparisons and may help researchers, human resources professionals, jobseekers, and other data users better understand how grouped work-level pay varies amongst occupation, job characteristic and locality.

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    Using MWE to analyze occupations with the most new jobs from the Occupational Outlook Handbook

    Every year the Occupational Outlook Handbook provides updated information on projected job growth over the next ten years. The Most New Jobs ranking includes the projected number of new jobs and median pay per occupation for the 20 occupations with the highest projected numeric change in employment within a ten-year period. Using Modeled Wage Estimates to analyze these occupations can provide additional information on average hourly wages by job level, job characteristic, and geographic area.

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    National Compensation Survey Leveling Guide

    Work levels provide insight into the range of duties and responsibilities for an occupation and are determined by assessing four factors: knowledge, job controls and complexity, contacts (nature and purpose), and the physical environment. During data collection, points are assigned for each of the four factors and then totaled to determine the work levels of the occupation. This factsheet describes the leveling factors, and contains leveling examples and worksheets that can be used to determine the level of any job.

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