Employment
This is an estimate of the number of people employed in the selected location, occupation, and industry. It is based on a sample of a universe provided by the State's Unemployment Insurance (UI) files.
Median wage
The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more. It is a measure of what the average worker might expect to make.
25th and 75th percentile wages
These two numbers represent what the middle 50% of the population might expect to earn. Half of the people in this job have earnings between 25th and 75th percentile. 10th and 90th percentile wages
These two numbers represent what the middle 80% of the population might expect to earn. 10% of the people in this job earn less than the 10th percentile while another 10% earn more than the 90th percentile. Entry wage
This number represents what an entry-level worker might expect to make. It is defined as the average (mean) wage earned by the lowest third of all workers in the selected location occupation, and industry.
Experienced wage
This number represents what an experienced worker might expect to make. It is defined as the average (mean) wage earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location occupation, and industry.
Mean wage
Not to be confused with median wage, this number represents the average pay earned by all workers in the selected location occupation, and industry. It is calculated by summing the adjusted wages for all workers
and dividing by the number of workers. It is a very general measure of what all workers earn.
Employment standard error
This measures the quality of the employment estimate. The lower the number, the more precise the estimate.
Wage standard error
This measures the quality of the wage estimates. It is expressed as a percentage relative to the mean wage. The lower the number, the more precise the estimate.
Show survey year estimates
By checking this box, the current wage estimates are automatically reset to the survey year estimates, without having to click the APPLY button.