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Estimated employment11,890
Mean wage14.63
Entry wage10.08
10th percentile wage9.53
50th percentile wage12.95
90th percentile wage22.36
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Professional and Business Services7,23060.8%
Education and Health Services1,90016.0%
Leisure and Hospitality1,35011.4%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities6005.1%
Public Adminsitration3402.9%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Manufacturing13021.15
Education and Health Services1,90017.31
Public Adminsitration34017.31
Leisure and Hospitality1,35015.24
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities60014.16
Security Guards (33-9032)
Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$14.63 $23.23  -$8.59
2013$14.61+.2%$23.19 +.2%-$8.58
2012$14.42+1.3%$22.89 +1.3%-$8.47
2011$14.21+1.5%$22.56 +1.5%-$8.34
2010$14.01+1.4%$22.25 +1.4%-$8.23
2009$13.87+1.1%$22.01 +1.1%-$8.14
2008$13.59+2.0%$21.58 +2.0%-$7.98
2007$13.22+2.8%$20.99 +2.8%-$7.76
2006$12.71+4.1%$20.17 +4.1%-$7.46
2005$12.35+2.9%$19.60 +2.9%-$7.25
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$14.63 $26.43  -$11.79
2013$14.61+.2%$26.36 +.3%-$11.75
2012$14.42+1.3%$25.83 +2.1%-$11.40
2011$14.21+1.5%$25.38 +1.7%-$11.17
2010$14.01+1.4%$24.99 +1.6%-$10.97
2009$13.87+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%-$10.69
2008$13.59+2.0%$24.23 +1.4%-$10.63
2007$13.22+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$10.38
2006$12.71+4.1%$22.86 +3.3%-$10.15
2005$12.35+2.9%$22.15 +3.2%-$9.80

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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