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Estimated employment7,240
Mean wage45.85
Entry wage31.64
10th percentile wage30.00
50th percentile wage44.12
90th percentile wage67.05
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Professional and Business Services3,38046.6%
Financial Activities2,70037.3%
Manufacturing6408.8%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities3605.0%
Education and Health Services1301.8%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Financial Activities2,70048.09
Leisure and Hospitality1048.02
Manufacturing64046.35
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities36045.80
Professional and Business Services3,38044.09
Software Developers, Applications (15-1132)
Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficienc
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$45.85 $41.36  $4.49
2013$45.70+.3%$41.22 +.3%$4.48
2012$44.83+1.9%$40.44 +1.9%$4.39
2011$43.95+2.0%$39.65 +2.0%$4.31
2010$43.27+1.6%$39.03 +1.6%$4.24
2009$42.51+1.8%$38.35 +1.8%$4.17
2008$42.06+1.1%$37.94 +1.1%$4.12
2007$40.81+3.1%$36.81 +3.1%$4.00
2006$39.44+3.5%$35.58 +3.5%$3.86
2005$37.92+4.0%$34.21 +4.0%$3.72
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$45.85 $26.43  $19.43
2013$45.70+.3%$26.36 +.3%$19.34
2012$44.83+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%$19.00
2011$43.95+2.0%$25.38 +1.7%$18.57
2010$43.27+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$18.29
2009$42.51+1.8%$24.57 +1.7%$17.95
2008$42.06+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$17.83
2007$40.81+3.1%$23.61 +2.6%$17.19
2006$39.44+3.5%$22.86 +3.3%$16.58
2005$37.92+4.0%$22.15 +3.2%$15.77

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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