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Estimated employment740
Mean wage$12.91
Entry wage$9.85
10th percentile wage$9.78
50th percentile wage$11.85
90th percentile wage$18.19
 Top Employing Industries
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers28037.5%
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods11015.5%
Food and Beverage Stores709.7%
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions19.92
Food and Beverage Stores7014.26
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods11012.76
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers28011.95
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (45-2092)
Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, grading, sorting, packing and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Exclude "Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products" (45-2041). Exclude "Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers" (45-4011 through 45-4029).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$11.85 $13.39  -$1.54
2016$11.41+3.9%$12.89 +3.9%-$1.48
2015$11.22+1.7%$12.68 +1.7%-$1.45
2014$10.98+2.2%$12.41 +2.2%-$1.42
2013$10.81+1.5%$12.22 +1.5%-$1.40
2012$10.72+.9%$12.11 +.9%-$1.39
2011$10.56+1.5%$11.93 +1.5%-$1.37
2010$10.44+1.2%$11.80 +1.2%-$1.35
2009$10.33+1.1%$11.67 +1.1%-$1.34
2008$9.99+3.4%$11.29 +3.4%-$1.29
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$11.85 $22.06  -$10.21
2016$11.41+3.9%$21.36 +3.3%-$9.94
2015$11.22+1.7%$20.91 +2.1%-$9.68
2014$10.98+2.2%$20.46 +2.2%-$9.48
2013$10.81+1.5%$20.05 +2.1%-$9.23
2012$10.72+.9%$19.70 +1.7%-$8.98
2011$10.56+1.5%$19.39 +1.6%-$8.83
2010$10.44+1.2%$19.07 +1.7%-$8.62
2009$10.33+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%-$8.47
2008$9.99+3.4%$18.33 +2.6%-$8.34

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017

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% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
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