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Estimated employment95,860
Mean wage19.88
Entry wage11.66
10th percentile wage10.44
50th percentile wage18.03
90th percentile wage32.36
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Manufacturing73,77077.0%
Professional and Business Services8,5308.9%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities6,4706.7%
Other Services3,0303.2%
Education and Health Services1,3001.4%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration1,05029.40
Construction44025.57
Financial Activities65023.72
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities6,47020.62
Manufacturing73,77020.45
Production Occupations (51-0000)
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$19.88 $19.88  $0.00
2013$19.71+.9%$19.71 +.9%$0.00
2012$19.34+1.9%$19.34 +1.9%$0.00
2011$19.02+1.7%$19.02 +1.7%$0.00
2010$18.71+1.6%$18.71 +1.6%$0.00
2009$18.51+1.1%$18.51 +1.1%$0.00
2008$18.19+1.8%$18.19 +1.8%$0.00
2007$17.71+2.7%$17.71 +2.7%$0.00
2006$17.31+2.3%$17.31 +2.3%$0.00
2005$16.94+2.2%$16.94 +2.2%$0.00
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$19.88 $26.43  -$6.54
2013$19.71+.9%$26.36 +.3%-$6.64
2012$19.34+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%-$6.48
2011$19.02+1.7%$25.38 +1.7%-$6.36
2010$18.71+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%-$6.27
2009$18.51+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%-$6.05
2008$18.19+1.8%$24.23 +1.4%-$6.04
2007$17.71+2.7%$23.61 +2.6%-$5.89
2006$17.31+2.3%$22.86 +3.3%-$5.55
2005$16.94+2.2%$22.15 +3.2%-$5.21

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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