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Estimated employment3,620
Mean wage29.26
Entry wage19.46
10th percentile wage16.46
50th percentile wage28.39
90th percentile wage43.19
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Construction2,69074.4%
Manufacturing3309.2%
Education and Health Services1805.1%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities1604.4%
Professional and Business Services1103.0%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Education and Health Services18032.15
Construction2,69029.51
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities16028.76
Professional and Business Services11027.84
Manufacturing33027.41
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (47-2152)
Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$29.26 $25.78  $3.47
2013$29.21+.2%$25.74 +.2%$3.47
2012$28.76+1.5%$25.35 +1.5%$3.41
2011$28.52+.9%$25.13 +.9%$3.38
2010$28.10+1.5%$24.76 +1.5%$3.33
2009$27.78+1.2%$24.48 +1.2%$3.30
2008$27.48+1.1%$24.22 +1.1%$3.26
2007$26.57+3.4%$23.42 +3.4%$3.15
2006$25.56+4.0%$22.53 +4.0%$3.03
2005$24.65+3.7%$21.72 +3.7%$2.92
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$29.26 $26.43  $2.83
2013$29.21+.2%$26.36 +.3%$2.85
2012$28.76+1.5%$25.83 +2.1%$2.93
2011$28.52+.9%$25.38 +1.7%$3.13
2010$28.10+1.5%$24.99 +1.6%$3.11
2009$27.78+1.2%$24.57 +1.7%$3.21
2008$27.48+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$3.25
2007$26.57+3.4%$23.61 +2.6%$2.96
2006$25.56+4.0%$22.86 +3.3%$2.70
2005$24.65+3.7%$22.15 +3.2%$2.50

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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