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Estimated employment124,140
Mean wage28.39
Entry wage12.93
10th percentile wage11.02
50th percentile wage26.17
90th percentile wage45.51
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services118,82095.7%
Public Adminsitration2,7102.2%
Other Services7700.6%
Leisure and Hospitality7500.6%
Financial Activities6800.5%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Professional and Business Services25029.82
Public Adminsitration2,71028.95
Education and Health Services118,82028.58
Natural resouces and mining5020.65
Financial Activities68018.98
Education, Training, and Library Occupations (25-0000)
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$28.39 $28.39  $0.00
2013$28.29+.3%$28.29 +.3%$0.00
2012$27.75+1.9%$27.75 +1.9%$0.00
2011$27.21+2.0%$27.21 +2.0%$0.00
2010$26.79+1.6%$26.79 +1.6%$0.00
2009$26.32+1.8%$26.32 +1.8%$0.00
2008$26.04+1.1%$26.04 +1.1%$0.00
2007$25.27+3.1%$25.27 +3.1%$0.00
2006$24.42+3.5%$24.42 +3.5%$0.00
2005$23.48+4.0%$23.48 +4.0%$0.00
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$28.39 $26.43  $1.96
2013$28.29+.3%$26.36 +.3%$1.94
2012$27.75+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%$1.93
2011$27.21+2.0%$25.38 +1.7%$1.83
2010$26.79+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$1.81
2009$26.32+1.8%$24.57 +1.7%$1.76
2008$26.04+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$1.81
2007$25.27+3.1%$23.61 +2.6%$1.65
2006$24.42+3.5%$22.86 +3.3%$1.56
2005$23.48+4.0%$22.15 +3.2%$1.33

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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