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Estimated employment520
Mean wage18.14
Entry wage14.78
10th percentile wage13.49
50th percentile wage17.64
90th percentile wage23.05
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services51098.0%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Education and Health Services51018.07
Medical Equipment Preparers (31-9093)
Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$18.14 $16.25  $1.88
2013$18.11+.2%$16.23 +.2%$1.88
2012$17.88+1.3%$16.02 +1.3%$1.86
2011$17.62+1.5%$15.79 +1.5%$1.83
2010$17.37+1.4%$15.57 +1.4%$1.80
2009$17.19+1.1%$15.40 +1.1%$1.79
2008$16.85+2.0%$15.10 +2.0%$1.75
2007$16.39+2.8%$14.69 +2.8%$1.70
2006$15.75+4.1%$14.11 +4.1%$1.64
2005$15.31+2.9%$13.72 +2.9%$1.59
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$18.14 $26.43  -$8.28
2013$18.11+.2%$26.36 +.3%-$8.25
2012$17.88+1.3%$25.83 +2.1%-$7.95
2011$17.62+1.5%$25.38 +1.7%-$7.76
2010$17.37+1.4%$24.99 +1.6%-$7.61
2009$17.19+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%-$7.37
2008$16.85+2.0%$24.23 +1.4%-$7.38
2007$16.39+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$7.21
2006$15.75+4.1%$22.86 +3.3%-$7.10
2005$15.31+2.9%$22.15 +3.2%-$6.84

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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