(The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics)…The BLS is a division of the US Department of Labor.
The latest data was compiled in May 2014. According to the information released on the El Centro metropolitan area, which includes all of Imperial County, workers earn 14% less than the national average. The data says the average worker in the area earned $19.49 per hour, as compared to the national average of $22.71 per hour. The highest paid jobs in the area were management occupations who were paid $43.30 per hour, followed by healthcare practitioners and technical occupations at $40.84 per hour. Protective Service occupations accounted for 7.1% of local employment, compared to 2.4% nationally. The complete report is available at bls.gov.