Osceola County offers businesses very advantageous labor cost opportunities while offering comfortable living family wages that enable workforce interest to be high in our region. Osceola County is part of a larger region labor pool consisting of approximately 100,000 people strong.
Average hourly earnings for select occupations illustrate the competitiveness of Osceola County, as of May 2019:
- Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks - $15.76
- Secretaries - $13.09
- Office Clerks, general - $14.63
- Accountants and Auditors - $26.48
- Community and Social Service Occupations - $17.13
- Industrial Machinery Mechanics - $18.77
- First Line supervisors of production workers - $22.84
- Assemblers and fabricators - $13.99
- Welders, cutters, solderers and brazers - $17.07
- Agricultural and Food Science Technicians - $17.56
Data source: EMSI occupation employment data are based on final EMSI industry data and final EMSI staffing patterns. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics (QCEW and Non-QCEW Employees classes of worker) and the American Community Survey (Self-Employed and Extended Proprietors). Occupational wage estimates also affected by county-level EMSI earnings by industry. This report uses data from the following agencies: Iowa Workforce Development. Earnings include wages, salaries, overtime, and bonuses.