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Estimated employment24,310
Mean wage27.80
Entry wage12.27
10th percentile wage9.62
50th percentile wage23.55
90th percentile wage50.60
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Financial Activities7,94032.7%
Education and Health Services4,60018.9%
Professional and Business Services3,99016.4%
Leisure and Hospitality2,92012.0%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities2,70011.1%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Financial Activities7,94032.63
Professional and Business Services3,99031.20
Public Adminsitration41030.73
Manufacturing86026.28
Other Services86025.73
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations (27-0000)
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$27.80 $27.80  $0.00
2013$27.71+.3%$27.71 +.3%$0.00
2012$27.18+1.9%$27.18 +1.9%$0.00
2011$26.65+2.0%$26.65 +2.0%$0.00
2010$26.24+1.6%$26.24 +1.6%$0.00
2009$25.78+1.8%$25.78 +1.8%$0.00
2008$25.50+1.1%$25.50 +1.1%$0.00
2007$24.74+3.1%$24.74 +3.1%$0.00
2006$23.92+3.5%$23.92 +3.5%$0.00
2005$23.00+4.0%$23.00 +4.0%$0.00
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$27.80 $26.43  $1.38
2013$27.71+.3%$26.36 +.3%$1.35
2012$27.18+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%$1.35
2011$26.65+2.0%$25.38 +1.7%$1.27
2010$26.24+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$1.25
2009$25.78+1.8%$24.57 +1.7%$1.21
2008$25.50+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$1.27
2007$24.74+3.1%$23.61 +2.6%$1.13
2006$23.92+3.5%$22.86 +3.3%$1.06
2005$23.00+4.0%$22.15 +3.2%$0.85

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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