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Estimated employment7,920
Mean wage33.07
Entry wage21.57
10th percentile wage18.98
50th percentile wage31.05
90th percentile wage49.86
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Manufacturing6,49082.0%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities5106.5%
Professional and Business Services2202.8%
Other Services2102.6%
Financial Activities1702.2%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration17036.65
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities51035.49
Manufacturing6,49033.17
Financial Activities17032.88
Construction6032.27
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers (51-1011)
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators. Excludes team or work leaders.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$33.07 $19.88  $13.18
2013$32.78+.9%$19.71 +.9%$13.07
2012$32.16+1.9%$19.34 +1.9%$12.82
2011$31.63+1.7%$19.02 +1.7%$12.61
2010$31.12+1.6%$18.71 +1.6%$12.41
2009$30.78+1.1%$18.51 +1.1%$12.27
2008$30.25+1.8%$18.19 +1.8%$12.06
2007$29.46+2.7%$17.71 +2.7%$11.75
2006$28.78+2.3%$17.31 +2.3%$11.48
2005$28.16+2.2%$16.94 +2.2%$11.23
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$33.07 $26.43  $6.64
2013$32.78+.9%$26.36 +.3%$6.42
2012$32.16+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%$6.34
2011$31.63+1.7%$25.38 +1.7%$6.24
2010$31.12+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$6.14
2009$30.78+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%$6.22
2008$30.25+1.8%$24.23 +1.4%$6.02
2007$29.46+2.7%$23.61 +2.6%$5.85
2006$28.78+2.3%$22.86 +3.3%$5.92
2005$28.16+2.2%$22.15 +3.2%$6.01

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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