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Estimated employment3,130
Mean wage26.98
Entry wage19.28
10th percentile wage18.37
50th percentile wage26.72
90th percentile wage37.11
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Construction1,50048.0%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities1,04033.3%
Education and Health Services1805.7%
Financial Activities1103.5%
Manufacturing903.0%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Education and Health Services18030.02
Financial Activities11030.00
Professional and Business Services28.22
Public Adminsitration7027.68
Construction1,50027.07
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (49-9021)
Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$26.98 $24.54  $2.44
2013$26.78+.8%$24.36 +.8%$2.42
2012$26.22+2.1%$23.84 +2.1%$2.37
2011$25.84+1.5%$23.50 +1.5%$2.34
2010$25.27+2.2%$22.99 +2.2%$2.29
2009$24.98+1.2%$22.72 +1.2%$2.26
2008$24.56+1.7%$22.33 +1.7%$2.22
2007$23.84+3.0%$21.68 +3.0%$2.16
2006$23.14+3.0%$21.05 +3.0%$2.09
2005$22.47+3.0%$20.43 +3.0%$2.03
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$26.98 $26.43  $0.56
2013$26.78+.8%$26.36 +.3%$0.42
2012$26.22+2.1%$25.83 +2.1%$0.39
2011$25.84+1.5%$25.38 +1.7%$0.45
2010$25.27+2.2%$24.99 +1.6%$0.29
2009$24.98+1.2%$24.57 +1.7%$0.42
2008$24.56+1.7%$24.23 +1.4%$0.32
2007$23.84+3.0%$23.61 +2.6%$0.22
2006$23.14+3.0%$22.86 +3.3%$0.28
2005$22.47+3.0%$22.15 +3.2%$0.32

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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