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Estimated employment12,570
Mean wage15.76
Entry wage11.51
10th percentile wage10.19
50th percentile wage15.41
90th percentile wage21.92
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services7,04056.0%
Professional and Business Services1,71013.6%
Other Services1,1509.2%
Financial Activities7706.1%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities7005.6%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration23016.77
Education and Health Services7,04016.41
Professional and Business Services1,71016.17
Manufacturing31016.00
Financial Activities77015.78
Receptionists and Information Clerks (43-4171)
Answer inquiries and obtain information for general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties. Provide information regarding activities conducted at establishment; location of departments, offices, and employees within organization. Exclude "Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service" (43-2011).
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$15.76 $19.79  -$4.03
2013$15.66+.6%$19.67 +.6%-$4.00
2012$15.35+2.0%$19.28 +2.0%-$3.92
2011$15.09+1.7%$18.95 +1.7%-$3.85
2010$14.82+1.8%$18.61 +1.8%-$3.78
2009$14.58+1.6%$18.31 +1.6%-$3.72
2008$14.31+1.9%$17.97 +1.9%-$3.65
2007$13.92+2.8%$17.48 +2.8%-$3.55
2006$13.47+3.3%$16.92 +3.3%-$3.44
2005$13.04+3.3%$16.38 +3.3%-$3.33
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$15.76 $26.43  -$10.67
2013$15.66+.6%$26.36 +.3%-$10.69
2012$15.35+2.0%$25.83 +2.1%-$10.47
2011$15.09+1.7%$25.38 +1.7%-$10.29
2010$14.82+1.8%$24.99 +1.6%-$10.16
2009$14.58+1.6%$24.57 +1.7%-$9.98
2008$14.31+1.9%$24.23 +1.4%-$9.92
2007$13.92+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$9.69
2006$13.47+3.3%$22.86 +3.3%-$9.38
2005$13.04+3.3%$22.15 +3.2%-$9.10

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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