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Estimated employment33,300
Mean wage19.35
Entry wage13.47
10th percentile wage12.14
50th percentile wage18.97
90th percentile wage27.60
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services11,12033.4%
Professional and Business Services6,19018.6%
Financial Activities4,77014.3%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities2,9108.7%
Public Adminsitration2,5107.5%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration2,51023.24
Manufacturing1,86020.22
Education and Health Services11,12019.62
Financial Activities4,77019.04
Professional and Business Services6,19018.86
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, ex. Legal, Medical, (43-6014)
Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers. Excludes legal, medical, and executive secretarie
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$19.35 $19.79  -$0.43
2013$19.24+.6%$19.67 +.6%-$0.43
2012$18.85+2.0%$19.28 +2.0%-$0.42
2011$18.53+1.7%$18.95 +1.7%-$0.41
2010$18.20+1.8%$18.61 +1.8%-$0.40
2009$17.91+1.6%$18.31 +1.6%-$0.40
2008$17.57+1.9%$17.97 +1.9%-$0.39
2007$17.09+2.8%$17.48 +2.8%-$0.38
2006$16.55+3.3%$16.92 +3.3%-$0.37
2005$16.02+3.3%$16.38 +3.3%-$0.36
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$19.35 $26.43  -$7.07
2013$19.24+.6%$26.36 +.3%-$7.12
2012$18.85+2.0%$25.83 +2.1%-$6.97
2011$18.53+1.7%$25.38 +1.7%-$6.85
2010$18.20+1.8%$24.99 +1.6%-$6.78
2009$17.91+1.6%$24.57 +1.7%-$6.65
2008$17.57+1.9%$24.23 +1.4%-$6.66
2007$17.09+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$6.52
2006$16.55+3.3%$22.86 +3.3%-$6.31
2005$16.02+3.3%$22.15 +3.2%-$6.13

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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