Wages / Availability

Workers in Washington County, with very little exception, are some of the most skilled and affordable in the multi-state region. In fact, both companies interested in relocating and existing businesses exploring new growth opportunity consistently cite our labor force availability, top skills and affordability, as top reasons for choosing Washington County for their growth projects compared to other locations in the Milwaukee MSA, State and Midwest region.

With labor force ranking consistently as one of the top three most important site selection factors across various site selection and development surveys, be sure to check out the labor information below to see why companies are choosing Washington County as a place where they can confidently growth their business not just today…but well into the future. Now that’s an incentive that matters!

Median Hourly Wage
Occupation Code Occupation Title Washington County Milwaukee MSA Wisconsin United States
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  $13.89 $15.01 $14.03 $13.77
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic  $16.54 $18.62 $17.65 $16.32
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers  N/A $17.73 $17.60 $14.83
51-5111 Prepress Technicians and Workers  $19.46 $19.32 $19.48 $17.91
51-5112 Printing Press Operators  $17.81 $17.51 $18.21 $16.61
51-3092 Food Batchmakers  $15.58 $13.73 $14.23 $12.77
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers  $29.18 $31.93 $24.46 $20.85
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse  $10.04 $10.96 $9.69 $8.97
QCEW Employees, Non-QCEW Employees & Self-employed / EMSI. (2014).

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