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Estimated employment33,200
Mean wage38.50
Entry wage25.47
10th percentile wage22.94
50th percentile wage37.65
90th percentile wage56.48
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Manufacturing19,16057.7%
Professional and Business Services9,07027.3%
Public Adminsitration2,0906.3%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities1,5504.7%
Construction6602.0%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Financial Activities42040.94
Public Adminsitration2,09040.76
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities1,55039.99
Education and Health Services14039.64
Construction66039.23
Architecture and Engineering Occupations (17-0000)
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$38.50 $38.50  $0.00
2013$38.37+.3%$38.37 +.3%$0.00
2012$37.64+1.9%$37.64 +1.9%$0.00
2011$36.90+2.0%$36.90 +2.0%$0.00
2010$36.33+1.6%$36.33 +1.6%$0.00
2009$35.69+1.8%$35.69 +1.8%$0.00
2008$35.31+1.1%$35.31 +1.1%$0.00
2007$34.26+3.1%$34.26 +3.1%$0.00
2006$33.11+3.5%$33.11 +3.5%$0.00
2005$31.84+4.0%$31.84 +4.0%$0.00
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$38.50 $26.43  $12.07
2013$38.37+.3%$26.36 +.3%$12.01
2012$37.64+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%$11.81
2011$36.90+2.0%$25.38 +1.7%$11.52
2010$36.33+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$11.34
2009$35.69+1.8%$24.57 +1.7%$11.13
2008$35.31+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$11.08
2007$34.26+3.1%$23.61 +2.6%$10.65
2006$33.11+3.5%$22.86 +3.3%$10.26
2005$31.84+4.0%$22.15 +3.2%$9.69

Note:The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80 percent of workers earn between this wage range, 10 percent earn less while 10 percent earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2014
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