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Estimated employment260,650
Mean wage19.79
Entry wage12.04
10th percentile wage10.34
50th percentile wage18.59
90th percentile wage29.97
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services59,97023.0%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities58,90022.6%
Financial Activities45,69017.5%
Professional and Business Services44,02016.9%
Manufacturing17,2006.6%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration15,02023.20
Financial Activities45,69021.29
Manufacturing17,20021.26
Professional and Business Services44,02020.17
Education and Health Services59,97019.82
Office and Administrative Support Occupations (43-0000)
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$19.79 $19.79  $0.00
2013$19.67+.6%$19.67 +.6%$0.00
2012$19.28+2.0%$19.28 +2.0%$0.00
2011$18.95+1.7%$18.95 +1.7%$0.00
2010$18.61+1.8%$18.61 +1.8%$0.00
2009$18.31+1.6%$18.31 +1.6%$0.00
2008$17.97+1.9%$17.97 +1.9%$0.00
2007$17.48+2.8%$17.48 +2.8%$0.00
2006$16.92+3.3%$16.92 +3.3%$0.00
2005$16.38+3.3%$16.38 +3.3%$0.00
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$19.79 $26.43  -$6.64
2013$19.67+.6%$26.36 +.3%-$6.68
2012$19.28+2.0%$25.83 +2.1%-$6.54
2011$18.95+1.7%$25.38 +1.7%-$6.43
2010$18.61+1.8%$24.99 +1.6%-$6.37
2009$18.31+1.6%$24.57 +1.7%-$6.25
2008$17.97+1.9%$24.23 +1.4%-$6.26
2007$17.48+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$6.13
2006$16.92+3.3%$22.86 +3.3%-$5.94
2005$16.38+3.3%$22.15 +3.2%-$5.77

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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