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Estimated employment6,120
Mean wage40.82
Entry wage27.97
10th percentile wage25.11
50th percentile wage40.64
90th percentile wage58.38
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Manufacturing5,35087.4%
Professional and Business Services5108.3%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities2103.5%
Public Adminsitration400.7%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration4045.19
Professional and Business Services51043.52
Manufacturing5,35040.60
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities21038.85
Mechanical Engineers (17-2141)
Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of such equipment as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$40.82 $38.50  $2.33
2013$40.69+.3%$38.37 +.3%$2.32
2012$39.91+1.9%$37.64 +1.9%$2.27
2011$39.13+2.0%$36.90 +2.0%$2.23
2010$38.53+1.6%$36.33 +1.6%$2.20
2009$37.85+1.8%$35.69 +1.8%$2.16
2008$37.45+1.1%$35.31 +1.1%$2.13
2007$36.33+3.1%$34.26 +3.1%$2.07
2006$35.12+3.5%$33.11 +3.5%$2.00
2005$33.77+4.0%$31.84 +4.0%$1.92
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$40.82 $26.43  $14.40
2013$40.69+.3%$26.36 +.3%$14.33
2012$39.91+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%$14.08
2011$39.13+2.0%$25.38 +1.7%$13.75
2010$38.53+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$13.54
2009$37.85+1.8%$24.57 +1.7%$13.29
2008$37.45+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$13.21
2007$36.33+3.1%$23.61 +2.6%$12.72
2006$35.12+3.5%$22.86 +3.3%$12.26
2005$33.77+4.0%$22.15 +3.2%$11.61

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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