Neenah and the Fox Valley area support one of the nation’s most highly educated workforces. Area employees have a reputation for hard work, reliability, and overall strong work ethic which is vital to competing in today’s global market.
Neenah’s labor force averaged over 19,000 participants in 2011; the labor force in the Fox Cities overall was over 323,000. Over 90% of the city’s population (age 25 and over) graduated high school, and about 30% with a college or higher professional degree.
Median Hourly Wages
The Northeast Wisconsin Chambers Coalition has completed the Fox Valley Wage & Benefit Study. The Study gathered comprehensive and up-to-date wage and benefit data from Fox Valley businesses. A copy of the study may be obtained from the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry at 920-734-7101.
The following is a sampling of the median hourly wage rates of some occupations from the study:
|Switchboard Operator/Receptionist||$ 12.75|
|Administrative Assistant/Secretary||$ 13.86|
|Applications Systems Analyst/programmer||$ 27.11|
|Information Systems Manager||$ 36.76|
|Network/PC Support Technician||$ 20.72|
|Network Administrator||$ 27.03|
|Accountant, Associate||$ 16.35|
|Accounting Clerk||$ 14.86|
|General Accounting Manager||$ 30.77|
|Payroll Clerk||$ 16.67|
|Human Resources Assistant||$ 13.96|
|Human Resources Generalist||$ 18.65|
|Safety Manager||$ 35.61|
|Marketing Specialist||$ 18.10|
|Customer Service Representative||$ 18.03|
|Customer Service Supervisor||$ 21.15|
|Sales Representative||$ 26.44|
|Production Supervisor||$ 25.66|
|Plant Superintendent||$ 31.87|
Source: 2009 Fox Valley Wage Survey Database, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc.
Countywide workforce data is available from the following download:
Additional workforce data for the state of Wisconsin can be found at WorkNET.