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Estimated employment550
Mean wage11.69
Entry wage8.80
10th percentile wage8.71
50th percentile wage10.64
90th percentile wage15.39
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities30054.2%
Education and Health Services21037.5%
Manufacturing305.2%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities30012.31
Manufacturing3011.36
Education and Health Services21010.78
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (45-2092)
Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, grading, sorting, packing and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Exclude "Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products" (45-2041). Exclude "Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers" (45-4011 through 45-4029).
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$11.69 $14.20  -$2.50
2013$11.67+.2%$14.17 +.2%-$2.50
2012$11.49+1.5%$13.96 +1.5%-$2.46
2011$11.39+.9%$13.84 +.9%-$2.44
2010$11.23+1.5%$13.64 +1.5%-$2.41
2009$11.10+1.2%$13.48 +1.2%-$2.38
2008$10.98+1.1%$13.34 +1.1%-$2.35
2007$10.61+3.4%$12.89 +3.4%-$2.27
2006$10.21+4.0%$12.40 +4.0%-$2.19
2005$9.85+3.7%$11.96 +3.7%-$2.11
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$11.69 $26.43  -$14.73
2013$11.67+.2%$26.36 +.3%-$14.69
2012$11.49+1.5%$25.83 +2.1%-$14.33
2011$11.39+.9%$25.38 +1.7%-$13.99
2010$11.23+1.5%$24.99 +1.6%-$13.76
2009$11.10+1.2%$24.57 +1.7%-$13.46
2008$10.98+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%-$13.25
2007$10.61+3.4%$23.61 +2.6%-$12.99
2006$10.21+4.0%$22.86 +3.3%-$12.64
2005$9.85+3.7%$22.15 +3.2%-$12.30

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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