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Estimated employment8,630
Mean wage18.59
Entry wage12.56
10th percentile wage11.74
50th percentile wage17.42
90th percentile wage26.95
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services5,78067.0%
Public Adminsitration2,37027.4%
Other Services2202.5%
Financial Activities300.4%
Professional and Business Services
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration2,37024.30
Professional and Business Services23.59
Financial Activities3021.50
Other Services22021.05
Education and Health Services5,78015.92
Social and Human Service Assistants (21-1093)
Assist professionals from a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, to provide client services, as well as support for families. May assist clients in identifying available benefits and social and community services and help clients obtain them. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or adult daycare. Exclude "Rehabilitation Counselors" (21-1015), "Personal and Home Care Aides" (39-9021), "Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs" (43-4061), and "Psychiatric Technicians" (29-2053).
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$18.59 $24.76  -$6.17
2013$18.52+.3%$24.67 +.3%-$6.15
2012$18.17+1.9%$24.20 +1.9%-$6.03
2011$17.82+2.0%$23.73 +2.0%-$5.91
2010$17.54+1.6%$23.36 +1.6%-$5.82
2009$17.23+1.8%$22.95 +1.8%-$5.72
2008$17.05+1.1%$22.71 +1.1%-$5.66
2007$16.54+3.1%$22.03 +3.1%-$5.49
2006$15.99+3.5%$21.30 +3.5%-$5.30
2005$15.37+4.0%$20.48 +4.0%-$5.10
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$18.59 $26.43  -$7.84
2013$18.52+.3%$26.36 +.3%-$7.83
2012$18.17+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%-$7.65
2011$17.82+2.0%$25.38 +1.7%-$7.56
2010$17.54+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%-$7.44
2009$17.23+1.8%$24.57 +1.7%-$7.33
2008$17.05+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%-$7.18
2007$16.54+3.1%$23.61 +2.6%-$7.07
2006$15.99+3.5%$22.86 +3.3%-$6.87
2005$15.37+4.0%$22.15 +3.2%-$6.77

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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