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Estimated employment133,940
Mean wage11.70
Entry wage8.80
10th percentile wage8.69
50th percentile wage9.78
90th percentile wage17.43
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Leisure and Hospitality111,38083.2%
Education and Health Services12,7709.5%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities6,1904.6%
Other Services1,2700.9%
Public Adminsitration8800.7%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration88019.04
Education and Health Services12,77013.81
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities6,19012.04
Financial Activities46011.46
Leisure and Hospitality111,38011.37
Food Preparation and Serving-Related Occupations (35-0000)
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$11.70 $11.70  $0.00
2013$11.68+.2%$11.68 +.2%$0.00
2012$11.53+1.3%$11.53 +1.3%$0.00
2011$11.36+1.5%$11.36 +1.5%$0.00
2010$11.21+1.4%$11.21 +1.4%$0.00
2009$11.09+1.1%$11.09 +1.1%$0.00
2008$10.87+2.0%$10.87 +2.0%$0.00
2007$10.57+2.8%$10.57 +2.8%$0.00
2006$10.16+4.1%$10.16 +4.1%$0.00
2005$9.87+2.9%$9.87 +2.9%$0.00
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$11.70 $26.43  -$14.72
2013$11.68+.2%$26.36 +.3%-$14.68
2012$11.53+1.3%$25.83 +2.1%-$14.29
2011$11.36+1.5%$25.38 +1.7%-$14.02
2010$11.21+1.4%$24.99 +1.6%-$13.78
2009$11.09+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%-$13.47
2008$10.87+2.0%$24.23 +1.4%-$13.36
2007$10.57+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$13.03
2006$10.16+4.1%$22.86 +3.3%-$12.70
2005$9.87+2.9%$22.15 +3.2%-$12.27

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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