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Estimated employment10,540
Mean wage29.57
Entry wage22.42
10th percentile wage20.52
50th percentile wage29.26
90th percentile wage39.34
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services3,44032.6%
Financial Activities2,24021.2%
Professional and Business Services1,93018.3%
Public Adminsitration1,41013.4%
Manufacturing6606.3%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Financial Activities2,24031.95
Other Services11031.19
Professional and Business Services1,93030.48
Construction16030.35
Manufacturing66029.85
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants (43-6011)
Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and schedu
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$29.57 $19.79  $9.78
2013$29.40+.6%$19.67 +.6%$9.72
2012$28.81+2.0%$19.28 +2.0%$9.53
2011$28.32+1.7%$18.95 +1.7%$9.37
2010$27.80+1.8%$18.61 +1.8%$9.20
2009$27.36+1.6%$18.31 +1.6%$9.05
2008$26.85+1.9%$17.97 +1.9%$8.88
2007$26.12+2.8%$17.48 +2.8%$8.64
2006$25.28+3.3%$16.92 +3.3%$8.36
2005$24.48+3.3%$16.38 +3.3%$8.10
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$29.57 $26.43  $3.14
2013$29.40+.6%$26.36 +.3%$3.04
2012$28.81+2.0%$25.83 +2.1%$2.98
2011$28.32+1.7%$25.38 +1.7%$2.93
2010$27.80+1.8%$24.99 +1.6%$2.82
2009$27.36+1.6%$24.57 +1.7%$2.80
2008$26.85+1.9%$24.23 +1.4%$2.62
2007$26.12+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%$2.50
2006$25.28+3.3%$22.86 +3.3%$2.42
2005$24.48+3.3%$22.15 +3.2%$2.33

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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