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Estimated employment7,670
Mean wage22.07
Entry wage14.19
10th percentile wage12.62
50th percentile wage20.54
90th percentile wage34.79
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Manufacturing6,20080.7%
Professional and Business Services6108.0%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities6007.8%
Other Services1501.9%
Public Adminsitration701.0%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Financial Activities2030.82
Public Adminsitration7026.09
Construction23.48
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities60023.21
Manufacturing6,20022.36
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (51-9061)
Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$22.07 $19.88  $2.19
2013$21.88+.9%$19.71 +.9%$2.17
2012$21.47+1.9%$19.34 +1.9%$2.13
2011$21.11+1.7%$19.02 +1.7%$2.09
2010$20.77+1.6%$18.71 +1.6%$2.06
2009$20.54+1.1%$18.51 +1.1%$2.03
2008$20.19+1.8%$18.19 +1.8%$2.00
2007$19.66+2.7%$17.71 +2.7%$1.95
2006$19.21+2.3%$17.31 +2.3%$1.90
2005$18.80+2.2%$16.94 +2.2%$1.86
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$22.07 $26.43  -$4.35
2013$21.88+.9%$26.36 +.3%-$4.48
2012$21.47+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%-$4.36
2011$21.11+1.7%$25.38 +1.7%-$4.27
2010$20.77+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%-$4.21
2009$20.54+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%-$4.02
2008$20.19+1.8%$24.23 +1.4%-$4.04
2007$19.66+2.7%$23.61 +2.6%-$3.95
2006$19.21+2.3%$22.86 +3.3%-$3.64
2005$18.80+2.2%$22.15 +3.2%-$3.35

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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