Minnesota Employment and Development has a Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) data tool that shows employment and typical wages by occupation and region in Minnesota. This information can help employers benchmark wages and can help job seekers and students explore careers.
OES is a federal-state cooperative program between the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and state agencies. Surveyed employers are asked about the number of wage and salary workers in detailed occupations and about the wage distribution for those workers. OES survey samples are drawn from the universe of non-farm employers covered by the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system. In Minnesota, about 6,000 employers participate in the survey each year.
The Lake City EDA uses this tool then posts it to the website for the benefit of the area. Select the link below to view the 2016-2017 data.