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Estimated employment3,740
Mean wage42.07
Entry wage27.75
10th percentile wage25.22
50th percentile wage41.03
90th percentile wage58.76
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Professional and Business Services2,37063.5%
Financial Activities66017.7%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities2506.6%
Manufacturing2105.7%
Education and Health Services2005.4%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Financial Activities66049.23
Professional and Business Services2,37040.94
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities25039.90
Education and Health Services20039.69
Public Adminsitration2038.35
Computer Programmers (15-1131)
Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$42.07 $41.36  $0.71
2013$41.93+.3%$41.22 +.3%$0.71
2012$41.13+1.9%$40.44 +1.9%$0.69
2011$40.33+2.0%$39.65 +2.0%$0.68
2010$39.70+1.6%$39.03 +1.6%$0.67
2009$39.01+1.8%$38.35 +1.8%$0.66
2008$38.59+1.1%$37.94 +1.1%$0.65
2007$37.44+3.1%$36.81 +3.1%$0.63
2006$36.19+3.5%$35.58 +3.5%$0.61
2005$34.79+4.0%$34.21 +4.0%$0.59
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$42.07 $26.43  $15.64
2013$41.93+.3%$26.36 +.3%$15.57
2012$41.13+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%$15.30
2011$40.33+2.0%$25.38 +1.7%$14.94
2010$39.70+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$14.72
2009$39.01+1.8%$24.57 +1.7%$14.44
2008$38.59+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$14.35
2007$37.44+3.1%$23.61 +2.6%$13.83
2006$36.19+3.5%$22.86 +3.3%$13.33
2005$34.79+4.0%$22.15 +3.2%$12.64

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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