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Estimated employment7,180
Mean wage31.02
Entry wage23.96
10th percentile wage22.27
50th percentile wage31.71
90th percentile wage40.41
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Public Adminsitration6,81094.9%
Education and Health Services3705.1%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration6,81031.18
Education and Health Services37028.07
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (33-3051)
Maintain order, enforce laws and ordinances, and protect life and property in an assigned patrol district. Perform combination of following duties: patrol a specific area on foot or in a vehicle; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$31.02 $23.23  $7.79
2013$30.96+.2%$23.19 +.2%$7.78
2012$30.57+1.3%$22.89 +1.3%$7.68
2011$30.13+1.5%$22.56 +1.5%$7.57
2010$29.71+1.4%$22.25 +1.4%$7.46
2009$29.39+1.1%$22.01 +1.1%$7.38
2008$28.82+2.0%$21.58 +2.0%$7.24
2007$28.03+2.8%$20.99 +2.8%$7.04
2006$26.93+4.1%$20.17 +4.1%$6.76
2005$26.17+2.9%$19.60 +2.9%$6.57
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$31.02 $26.43  $4.59
2013$30.96+.2%$26.36 +.3%$4.60
2012$30.57+1.3%$25.83 +2.1%$4.74
2011$30.13+1.5%$25.38 +1.7%$4.74
2010$29.71+1.4%$24.99 +1.6%$4.72
2009$29.39+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%$4.83
2008$28.82+2.0%$24.23 +1.4%$4.58
2007$28.03+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%$4.42
2006$26.93+4.1%$22.86 +3.3%$4.07
2005$26.17+2.9%$22.15 +3.2%$4.02

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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