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Estimated employment5,630
Mean wage27.88
Entry wage19.05
10th percentile wage16.30
50th percentile wage27.20
90th percentile wage40.93
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Construction4,22075.0%
Manufacturing4808.5%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities3806.7%
Education and Health Services2003.6%
Public Adminsitration1903.3%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities38034.27
Financial Activities7032.73
Professional and Business Services6031.87
Education and Health Services20030.66
Manufacturing48030.65
Electricians (47-2111)
Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. Exclude "Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers" (49-2098).
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$27.88 $25.78  $2.09
2013$27.83+.2%$25.74 +.2%$2.09
2012$27.41+1.5%$25.35 +1.5%$2.06
2011$27.17+.9%$25.13 +.9%$2.04
2010$26.77+1.5%$24.76 +1.5%$2.01
2009$26.47+1.2%$24.48 +1.2%$1.99
2008$26.19+1.1%$24.22 +1.1%$1.97
2007$25.32+3.4%$23.42 +3.4%$1.90
2006$24.36+4.0%$22.53 +4.0%$1.83
2005$23.49+3.7%$21.72 +3.7%$1.76
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$27.88 $26.43  $1.45
2013$27.83+.2%$26.36 +.3%$1.47
2012$27.41+1.5%$25.83 +2.1%$1.58
2011$27.17+.9%$25.38 +1.7%$1.79
2010$26.77+1.5%$24.99 +1.6%$1.79
2009$26.47+1.2%$24.57 +1.7%$1.90
2008$26.19+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$1.95
2007$25.32+3.4%$23.61 +2.6%$1.71
2006$24.36+4.0%$22.86 +3.3%$1.50
2005$23.49+3.7%$22.15 +3.2%$1.34

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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