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Estimated employment8,030
Mean wage20.85
Entry wage12.85
10th percentile wage11.24
50th percentile wage19.51
90th percentile wage32.25
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities4,85060.4%
Other Services2,59032.2%
Public Adminsitration3103.9%
Financial Activities800.9%
Manufacturing600.7%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration31027.49
Construction4025.13
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities4,85021.52
Financial Activities8021.40
Manufacturing6019.83
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (49-3023)
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles. Exclude "Automotive Body and Related Repairers" (49-3021), "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031), and "Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles" (49-2096).
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$20.85 $24.54  -$3.68
2013$20.70+.8%$24.36 +.8%-$3.65
2012$20.26+2.1%$23.84 +2.1%-$3.58
2011$19.97+1.5%$23.50 +1.5%-$3.52
2010$19.53+2.2%$22.99 +2.2%-$3.45
2009$19.31+1.2%$22.72 +1.2%-$3.41
2008$18.98+1.7%$22.33 +1.7%-$3.35
2007$18.42+3.0%$21.68 +3.0%-$3.25
2006$17.89+3.0%$21.05 +3.0%-$3.15
2005$17.36+3.0%$20.43 +3.0%-$3.06
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$20.85 $26.43  -$5.57
2013$20.70+.8%$26.36 +.3%-$5.66
2012$20.26+2.1%$25.83 +2.1%-$5.56
2011$19.97+1.5%$25.38 +1.7%-$5.41
2010$19.53+2.2%$24.99 +1.6%-$5.45
2009$19.31+1.2%$24.57 +1.7%-$5.25
2008$18.98+1.7%$24.23 +1.4%-$5.25
2007$18.42+3.0%$23.61 +2.6%-$5.18
2006$17.89+3.0%$22.86 +3.3%-$4.97
2005$17.36+3.0%$22.15 +3.2%-$4.78

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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