Research Progress Report #27

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Urban-Rural County/Health Sector/Provider Wage Comparison; Providers’ Direct Services Staff (DSS) Turnover Rates for 3-Month Period (2001).  There were eight rural counties. The county average wage rate for all jobs in the first county was $8.80 and for health sector jobs was $8.20. The entry level direct service staff wage range for the provider in this county was $6.00 to $11.40 and the total turnover rate was 10%. The county average wage rate for all jobs in the second county was $9.30 and for health sector jobs was $8.11. The entry level direct service staff wage range for the provider in this county was $6.05 to $6.75 and the total turnover rate was 11%. The county average wage rate for all jobs in the third county was $10.25 and for health sector jobs was $11.58. The entry level direct service staff wage range for the provider in this county was $7.83 to $14.27 and the total turnover rate was 6%. The county average wage rate for all jobs in the fourth county was $10.80 and for health sector jobs was $14.52. There were two providers in this county. The entry level direct service staff wage range for the first provider in this county was $8.00 to $10.00 and the total turnover rate was 0%. The entry level direct service staff wage range for the second provider in this county was $7.10 to $7.61 and the total turnover rate was 2%. The county average wage rate for all jobs in the fifth county was $11.02 and for health sector jobs was $11.50. The entry level direct service staff wage range for the provider in this county was $7.80 to $8.30 and the total turnover rate was 11%. The county average wage rate for all jobs in the sixth county was $11.83 and for health sector jobs was $11.23. The entry level direct service staff wage range for the provider in this county was $7.00 to $10.00 and the total turnover rate was 0%. The county average wage rate for all jobs in the seventh county was $9.85 and for health sector jobs was $12.94. The entry level direct service staff wage range for the provider in this county was $8.10 to $8.85 and the total turnover rate was 8%. The county average wage rate for all jobs in the eighth county was $10.28 and for health sector jobs was $13.09. The entry level direct service staff wage range for the provider in this county was $6.00 to $11.60 and the total turnover rate was 0%. There were four urban counties. The county average wage rate for all jobs in the first county was $12.59 and for health sector jobs was $16.67. There were two providers serving this county. The entry level direct service staff wage range for the first provider in this county was not reported and the total turnover rate was 40%. The entry level direct service staff wage range for the second provider in this county was $8.00 to $8.19 and its turnover rate was 8%. The county average wage rate for all jobs in the second county was $11.64 and for health sector jobs was $15.05. The entry level direct service staff wage range for the provider in this county was $6.50 to $9.09 and the total turnover rate was 18%. The county average wage rate for all jobs in the third county was $13.54 and for health sector jobs was $14.86. The entry level direct service staff wage range for the provider in this county was $6.95 to $12.32 and the total turnover rate was 13%. The county average wage rate for all jobs in the eighth county was $13.41 and for health sector jobs was $19.28. The entry level direct service staff wage range for the provider in this county was $7.18 to $7.90 and the total turnover rate was 15%. These data come from our survey and from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

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