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Estimated employment16,400
Mean wage21.92
Entry wage13.58
10th percentile wage12.18
50th percentile wage20.13
90th percentile wage33.61
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities14,82090.3%
Financial Activities5603.4%
Leisure and Hospitality4002.4%
Other Services1801.1%
Professional and Business Services1701.0%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration7025.60
Professional and Business Services17025.04
Financial Activities56023.48
Leisure and Hospitality40023.44
Education and Health Services9023.39
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (41-1011)
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$21.92 $21.91  $0.01
2013$22.02-+.4%$22.01 -+.4%$0.01
2012$21.48+2.5%$21.47 +2.5%$0.01
2011$21.05+2.1%$21.04 +2.1%$0.01
2010$20.63+2.0%$20.62 +2.0%$0.01
2009$20.16+2.4%$20.15 +2.4%$0.01
2008$20.06+.5%$20.05 +.5%$0.01
2007$20.02+.2%$20.01 +.2%$0.01
2006$19.47+2.8%$19.46 +2.8%$0.01
2005$18.98+2.6%$18.97 +2.6%$0.01
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$21.92 $26.43  -$4.50
2013$22.02-+.4%$26.36 +.3%-$4.34
2012$21.48+2.5%$25.83 +2.1%-$4.34
2011$21.05+2.1%$25.38 +1.7%-$4.33
2010$20.63+2.0%$24.99 +1.6%-$4.35
2009$20.16+2.4%$24.57 +1.7%-$4.40
2008$20.06+.5%$24.23 +1.4%-$4.17
2007$20.02+.2%$23.61 +2.6%-$3.58
2006$19.47+2.8%$22.86 +3.3%-$3.38
2005$18.98+2.6%$22.15 +3.2%-$3.17

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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