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Estimated employment7,860
Mean wage27.97
Entry wage18.07
10th percentile wage16.42
50th percentile wage26.13
90th percentile wage43.54
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Professional and Business Services2,94037.4%
Financial Activities2,06026.2%
Education and Health Services1,58020.1%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities7309.2%
Manufacturing2202.8%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Financial Activities2,06033.69
Public Adminsitration21028.51
Leisure and Hospitality5026.83
Education and Health Services1,58026.31
Professional and Business Services2,94026.12
Computer User Support Specialists (15-1151)
Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, or via telephone or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, in
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$27.97 $41.36  -$13.38
2013$27.88+.3%$41.22 +.3%-$13.34
2012$27.35+1.9%$40.44 +1.9%-$13.08
2011$26.82+2.0%$39.65 +2.0%-$12.83
2010$26.40+1.6%$39.03 +1.6%-$12.63
2009$25.94+1.8%$38.35 +1.8%-$12.41
2008$25.66+1.1%$37.94 +1.1%-$12.27
2007$24.90+3.1%$36.81 +3.1%-$11.91
2006$24.06+3.5%$35.58 +3.5%-$11.51
2005$23.14+4.0%$34.21 +4.0%-$11.07
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$27.97 $26.43  $1.55
2013$27.88+.3%$26.36 +.3%$1.52
2012$27.35+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%$1.52
2011$26.82+2.0%$25.38 +1.7%$1.43
2010$26.40+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$1.41
2009$25.94+1.8%$24.57 +1.7%$1.37
2008$25.66+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$1.43
2007$24.90+3.1%$23.61 +2.6%$1.28
2006$24.06+3.5%$22.86 +3.3%$1.20
2005$23.14+4.0%$22.15 +3.2%$0.99

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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