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The right workers at the right price

The beauty of the Brainerd Lakes Area has drawn visitors here for more than 100 years but a diversified economy has attracted a strong workforce with a favorable blend of skills and backgrounds. Many live here for the quality of life. As a result, wages in Crow Wing County are consistently lower than the Twin Cities average. This offers an opportunity for companies to reduce their operational costs while increasing employment for the region.

Average Weekly Wage by Industry
  Companies Emps Crow Wing MN U.S.
All Industries 2,020 27,164 $707 $1,065 $1,018
Trade, Transportation, Utilities
454
5,783 $569 $922 $852
Construction 246 1,533 $959 $1,168 $1,096
Leisure and Hospitality
239 3,171 $307 $381  $419
Professional, Business Services
245 1,845 $788 $1,573  $1,332
Education and Health Services
226 8,109 $765 $904 $911
Financial Activities  198  1,499  $1,073  $2,060 $1,691
Other Services
183 857  $376  $574 $675
Manufacturing 114 2,456 $869 $1,201  $1,237
Public Administration
 65  1,272 $928  $1,013 $1,078 
Information 29 558 $946 $1,380 $1,828
Natural Resources and Mining
21 77 $468 $845 $1,124
Source: 2016 Q1 Minnesota Dept of Employment & Economic Development, 2015 Annual Data (U.S Annual Data)
Updated: September, 2016


 
 

By The Numbers

Average Hourly Wage by Occupation
 Average Hourly Wage
Technology Services
Customer Service Rep $16.14
Equipment Install/Repair $18.92
Line Install/Repair $20.94
Sales Representatives $25.58
Manufacturing
Team Assemblers $16.31
Machinists $23.11
Welders/Cutters $19.67
Supervisors $28.72
Healthcare
Registered Nurses $NA
Nursing Aides $NA
Home Health Aids $11.63
Lic Pract/Voc Nurses $20.00
Energy
General/Operations Mgrs $39.19
Elec Engineers $43.97
Customer Service Reps $16.14
Meter Readers $25.97
Source: Wage Data, 1Q, 2016, Region 5 (MN DEED, OES)
Updated: July, 2016

 
 
 
 
 
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