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Estimated employment14,250
Mean wage35.10
Entry wage18.14
10th percentile wage15.83
50th percentile wage30.58
90th percentile wage58.25
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities10,46073.4%
Manufacturing2,28016.0%
Professional and Business Services7505.2%
Financial Activities3302.3%
Construction3002.1%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Other Services5040.20
Construction30037.43
Education and Health Services36.81
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities10,46035.95
Professional and Business Services75035.50
Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturing, ex. Technical and Scientific Products (41-4012)
Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$35.10 $21.91  $13.19
2013$35.26-+.4%$22.01 -+.4%$13.25
2012$34.40+2.5%$21.47 +2.5%$12.93
2011$33.71+2.1%$21.04 +2.1%$12.67
2010$33.04+2.0%$20.62 +2.0%$12.42
2009$32.28+2.4%$20.15 +2.4%$12.13
2008$32.13+.5%$20.05 +.5%$12.07
2007$32.06+.2%$20.01 +.2%$12.05
2006$31.18+2.8%$19.46 +2.8%$11.72
2005$30.39+2.6%$18.97 +2.6%$11.42
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$35.10 $26.43  $8.68
2013$35.26-+.4%$26.36 +.3%$8.90
2012$34.40+2.5%$25.83 +2.1%$8.58
2011$33.71+2.1%$25.38 +1.7%$8.32
2010$33.04+2.0%$24.99 +1.6%$8.05
2009$32.28+2.4%$24.57 +1.7%$7.71
2008$32.13+.5%$24.23 +1.4%$7.89
2007$32.06+.2%$23.61 +2.6%$8.45
2006$31.18+2.8%$22.86 +3.3%$8.32
2005$30.39+2.6%$22.15 +3.2%$8.24

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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