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Estimated employment4,070
Mean wage45.42
Entry wage28.70
10th percentile wage25.96
50th percentile wage43.11
90th percentile wage70.14
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Professional and Business Services2,01049.3%
Financial Activities1,20029.6%
Manufacturing60014.7%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities2105.0%
Education and Health Services
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Financial Activities1,20051.35
Education and Health Services47.22
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities21047.02
Manufacturing60045.66
Professional and Business Services2,01041.61
Software Developers, Systems Software (15-1133)
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational sp
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$45.42 $41.36  $4.06
2013$45.27+.3%$41.22 +.3%$4.04
2012$44.40+1.9%$40.44 +1.9%$3.97
2011$43.54+2.0%$39.65 +2.0%$3.89
2010$42.86+1.6%$39.03 +1.6%$3.83
2009$42.11+1.8%$38.35 +1.8%$3.76
2008$41.66+1.1%$37.94 +1.1%$3.72
2007$40.42+3.1%$36.81 +3.1%$3.61
2006$39.07+3.5%$35.58 +3.5%$3.49
2005$37.56+4.0%$34.21 +4.0%$3.36
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$45.42 $26.43  $18.99
2013$45.27+.3%$26.36 +.3%$18.91
2012$44.40+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%$18.57
2011$43.54+2.0%$25.38 +1.7%$18.15
2010$42.86+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$17.88
2009$42.11+1.8%$24.57 +1.7%$17.55
2008$41.66+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$17.43
2007$40.42+3.1%$23.61 +2.6%$16.81
2006$39.07+3.5%$22.86 +3.3%$16.21
2005$37.56+4.0%$22.15 +3.2%$15.41

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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