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Estimated employment8,040
Mean wage16.27
Entry wage11.03
10th percentile wage10.01
50th percentile wage15.50
90th percentile wage23.50
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities4,25052.9%
Manufacturing2,65033.0%
Professional and Business Services7309.1%
Leisure and Hospitality1401.7%
Education and Health Services901.2%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration3023.02
Financial Activities7018.66
Manufacturing2,65018.04
Education and Health Services9017.52
Leisure and Hospitality14016.90
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (43-5071)
Verify and keep records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products. Exclude "Stock Clerks and Order Fillers" (43-5081) and "Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping" (43-5111).
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$16.27 $19.79  -$3.51
2013$16.18+.6%$19.67 +.6%-$3.49
2012$15.85+2.0%$19.28 +2.0%-$3.42
2011$15.59+1.7%$18.95 +1.7%-$3.36
2010$15.30+1.8%$18.61 +1.8%-$3.30
2009$15.06+1.6%$18.31 +1.6%-$3.25
2008$14.78+1.9%$17.97 +1.9%-$3.19
2007$14.37+2.8%$17.48 +2.8%-$3.10
2006$13.91+3.3%$16.92 +3.3%-$3.00
2005$13.47+3.3%$16.38 +3.3%-$2.90
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$16.27 $26.43  -$10.15
2013$16.18+.6%$26.36 +.3%-$10.18
2012$15.85+2.0%$25.83 +2.1%-$9.97
2011$15.59+1.7%$25.38 +1.7%-$9.79
2010$15.30+1.8%$24.99 +1.6%-$9.68
2009$15.06+1.6%$24.57 +1.7%-$9.50
2008$14.78+1.9%$24.23 +1.4%-$9.45
2007$14.37+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$9.23
2006$13.91+3.3%$22.86 +3.3%-$8.94
2005$13.47+3.3%$22.15 +3.2%-$8.68

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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