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Estimated employment61,290
Mean wage13.84
Entry wage9.10
10th percentile wage8.84
50th percentile wage11.58
90th percentile wage22.34
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services30,55049.8%
Other Services12,72020.8%
Leisure and Hospitality12,24020.0%
Public Adminsitration3,0204.9%
Professional and Business Services1,0301.7%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration3,02015.81
Leisure and Hospitality12,24015.49
Professional and Business Services1,03015.44
Natural resouces and mining7015.21
Other Services12,72014.62
Personal Care and Service Occupations (39-0000)
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$13.84 $13.84  $0.00
2013$13.81+.2%$13.81 +.2%$0.00
2012$13.64+1.3%$13.64 +1.3%$0.00
2011$13.44+1.5%$13.44 +1.5%$0.00
2010$13.25+1.4%$13.25 +1.4%$0.00
2009$13.11+1.1%$13.11 +1.1%$0.00
2008$12.85+2.0%$12.85 +2.0%$0.00
2007$12.50+2.8%$12.50 +2.8%$0.00
2006$12.01+4.1%$12.01 +4.1%$0.00
2005$11.68+2.9%$11.68 +2.9%$0.00
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$13.84 $26.43  -$12.59
2013$13.81+.2%$26.36 +.3%-$12.54
2012$13.64+1.3%$25.83 +2.1%-$12.19
2011$13.44+1.5%$25.38 +1.7%-$11.94
2010$13.25+1.4%$24.99 +1.6%-$11.73
2009$13.11+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%-$11.45
2008$12.85+2.0%$24.23 +1.4%-$11.37
2007$12.50+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$11.10
2006$12.01+4.1%$22.86 +3.3%-$10.84
2005$11.68+2.9%$22.15 +3.2%-$10.47

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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