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Estimated employment21,860
Mean wage15.48
Entry wage12.90
10th percentile wage12.19
50th percentile wage15.03
90th percentile wage19.65
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services21,34097.6%
Public Adminsitration3001.4%
Professional and Business Services1000.5%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration30019.42
Professional and Business Services10015.59
Education and Health Services21,34015.43
Nursing Assistants (31-1014)
Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. Exclude "Home Health Aides" (31-1011) and "Psychiatric Aides" (31-1013).
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$15.48 $16.25  -$0.77
2013$15.45+.2%$16.23 +.2%-$0.77
2012$15.26+1.3%$16.02 +1.3%-$0.76
2011$15.03+1.5%$15.79 +1.5%-$0.75
2010$14.82+1.4%$15.57 +1.4%-$0.74
2009$14.67+1.1%$15.40 +1.1%-$0.73
2008$14.38+2.0%$15.10 +2.0%-$0.72
2007$13.99+2.8%$14.69 +2.8%-$0.70
2006$13.44+4.1%$14.11 +4.1%-$0.67
2005$13.06+2.9%$13.72 +2.9%-$0.65
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$15.48 $26.43  -$10.94
2013$15.45+.2%$26.36 +.3%-$10.90
2012$15.26+1.3%$25.83 +2.1%-$10.57
2011$15.03+1.5%$25.38 +1.7%-$10.35
2010$14.82+1.4%$24.99 +1.6%-$10.16
2009$14.67+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%-$9.89
2008$14.38+2.0%$24.23 +1.4%-$9.85
2007$13.99+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$9.62
2006$13.44+4.1%$22.86 +3.3%-$9.41
2005$13.06+2.9%$22.15 +3.2%-$9.08

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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