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Estimated employment2,150
Mean wage35.31
Entry wage22.14
10th percentile wage19.90
50th percentile wage34.26
90th percentile wage52.97
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Construction1,20055.7%
Manufacturing49022.9%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities2109.6%
Professional and Business Services1708.0%
Financial Activities402.0%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Financial Activities4038.42
Construction1,20037.59
Manufacturing49033.70
Professional and Business Services17033.65
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities21028.43
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Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$35.31 $38.88  -$3.56
2013$35.20+.3%$38.75 +.3%-$3.55
2012$34.34+2.5%$37.81 +2.5%-$3.46
2011$33.79+1.7%$37.20 +1.7%-$3.41
2010$33.26+1.6%$36.62 +1.6%-$3.35
2009$32.55+2.2%$35.84 +2.2%-$3.28
2008$32.32+.7%$35.58 +.7%-$3.26
2007$31.32+3.2%$34.48 +3.2%-$3.16
2006$30.29+3.4%$33.35 +3.4%-$3.05
2005$29.38+3.1%$32.35 +3.1%-$2.96
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$35.31 $26.43  $8.89
2013$35.20+.3%$26.36 +.3%$8.84
2012$34.34+2.5%$25.83 +2.1%$8.52
2011$33.79+1.7%$25.38 +1.7%$8.40
2010$33.26+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$8.27
2009$32.55+2.2%$24.57 +1.7%$7.99
2008$32.32+.7%$24.23 +1.4%$8.08
2007$31.32+3.2%$23.61 +2.6%$7.71
2006$30.29+3.4%$22.86 +3.3%$7.43
2005$29.38+3.1%$22.15 +3.2%$7.23

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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