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Estimated employment5,130
Mean wage34.56
Entry wage20.81
10th percentile wage18.78
50th percentile wage32.03
90th percentile wage52.84
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Professional and Business Services2,23043.4%
Education and Health Services1,03020.1%
Financial Activities54010.5%
Manufacturing4508.8%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities3907.5%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Financial Activities54040.12
Public Adminsitration35037.19
Professional and Business Services2,23035.78
Manufacturing45034.42
Education and Health Services1,03030.62
Human Resources Specialists (13-1071)
Perform activities in the human resource area. Includes employment specialists who screen, recruit, interview, and place workers. Excludes ""Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists"" (13-1141) and ""Training and Development Specialists"" (
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$34.56 $38.88  -$4.32
2013$34.44+.3%$38.75 +.3%-$4.30
2012$33.61+2.5%$37.81 +2.5%-$4.20
2011$33.06+1.7%$37.20 +1.7%-$4.13
2010$32.55+1.6%$36.62 +1.6%-$4.07
2009$31.86+2.2%$35.84 +2.2%-$3.98
2008$31.63+.7%$35.58 +.7%-$3.95
2007$30.65+3.2%$34.48 +3.2%-$3.83
2006$29.64+3.4%$33.35 +3.4%-$3.70
2005$28.75+3.1%$32.35 +3.1%-$3.59
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$34.56 $26.43  $8.13
2013$34.44+.3%$26.36 +.3%$8.08
2012$33.61+2.5%$25.83 +2.1%$7.78
2011$33.06+1.7%$25.38 +1.7%$7.68
2010$32.55+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$7.56
2009$31.86+2.2%$24.57 +1.7%$7.29
2008$31.63+.7%$24.23 +1.4%$7.39
2007$30.65+3.2%$23.61 +2.6%$7.04
2006$29.64+3.4%$22.86 +3.3%$6.78
2005$28.75+3.1%$22.15 +3.2%$6.60

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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