Medical Aides

Median Salary: $28,900   |  

Essential members of flourishing economies nationwide, medical aides earned a median yearly salary of $28,900 in 2010. When you break that annual pay down, it works out to $13.90 an hour. Locale can play a big role in how much you make, but it's nothing compared to how much salaries differ because of education and experience, which means solid training is absolutely critical.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were a projected 523,260 working as medical aides nationwide in 2010. A successful medical aide will generally be described as social, realistic, and investigative. The right combination of traits and training is essential for anyone preparing to advance in this industry.

People preparing to advance in this occupation should be skilled in:

  • Near Vision
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Perceptual Speed

A handful of personal traits can be effective for medical aides, such as:

  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

It's helpful for medical aides to be familiar with subjects like:

  • English Language
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Clerical
  • Psychology

On a typical day, a medical aide might be getting information, interpreting the meaning of information for others, or developing and building teams, making formal training in these areas exceedingly valuable. Keep reading for more data on medical aides, including salaries and job density for metropolitan areas all over the nation.

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Alabama
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Anniston 270 $23,300 $11.20 $28,700 $13.80 45.2%
Auburn 130 $26,200 $12.60 $32,000 $15.40 -33.2%
Birmingham 1,780 $26,300 $12.70 $29,500 $14.20 -8.9%
Decatur 120 $24,200 $11.60 $27,800 $13.40 -41.9%
Dothan 370 $23,500 $11.30 $27,300 $13.10 63.9%
Florence 280 $22,100 $10.60 $25,100 $12.10 32.7%
Gadsden 200 $24,400 $11.70 $28,600 $13.80 41.6%
Huntsville 570 $26,000 $12.50 $29,900 $14.40 -31.6%
Mobile 730 $22,500 $10.80 $25,000 $12.00 6.2%
Montgomery 680 $23,700 $11.40 $27,500 $13.20 4.5%
Tuscaloosa 260 $23,800 $11.50 $28,600 $13.80 -29.2%
Alaska
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Anchorage 790 $37,300 $17.90 $43,900 $21.10 16.5%
Fairbanks 140 $40,100 $19.30 $50,500 $24.30 -5.3%
Arizona
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Flagstaff 230 $35,500 $17.10 $40,600 $19.50 2%
Lake Havasu City 250 $29,200 $14.00 $34,600 $16.60 37.6%
Phoenix 8,990 $31,300 $15.10 $36,500 $17.60 29.8%
Prescott 280 $28,500 $13.70 $31,300 $15.00 28.2%
Tucson 2,540 $29,300 $14.10 $34,400 $16.60 77.6%
Yuma 420 $25,100 $12.10 $30,700 $14.80 83.5%
Arkansas
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Fayetteville 440 $28,700 $13.80 $32,900 $15.80 -44.3%
Fort Smith 120 $22,600 $10.80 $27,700 $13.30 -74.9%
Hot Springs 50 $23,400 $11.30 $25,800 $12.40 -68.3%
Jonesboro 110 $23,000 $11.10 $26,600 $12.80 -39.9%
Little Rock 630 $25,700 $12.40 $29,300 $14.10 -53.4%
Pine Bluff 100 $23,700 $11.40 $29,200 $14.10 -26.3%
California
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bakersfield 1,780 $24,300 $11.70 $29,100 $14.00 72.5%
Chico 510 $28,000 $13.50 $31,700 $15.20 82.7%
El Centro 250 $26,600 $12.80 $30,600 $14.70 20.3%
Fresno 2,530 $27,600 $13.30 $34,900 $16.80 96.6%
Hanford 200 $24,900 $12.00 $29,700 $14.30 27.1%
Los Angeles (Area) 31,880 $29,500 $14.20 $36,300 $17.50 49.1%
Madera 180 $28,800 $13.80 $34,000 $16.30 17.7%
Merced 490 $24,100 $11.60 $27,800 $13.40 107.1%
Modesto 910 $29,300 $14.10 $33,400 $16.00 47.2%
Napa NA $35,800 $17.20 $43,800 $21.10 NA
Oakland 5,740 $31,700 $15.30 $39,700 $19.10 46.5%
Oxnard 2,020 $29,600 $14.30 $35,200 $16.90 72.7%
Redding 520 $26,700 $12.90 $30,100 $14.50 110.2%
Riverside 7,210 $26,700 $12.80 $32,200 $15.50 53.4%
Sacramento 4,030 $28,800 $13.90 $34,500 $16.60 19.3%
Salinas 910 $35,900 $17.30 $40,700 $19.60 44.3%
San Diego 7,640 $30,700 $14.80 $36,900 $17.80 49.7%
San Francisco (Area) 9,690 $35,000 $16.80 $42,300 $20.30 23.9%
San Francisco (City) 3,960 $38,800 $18.60 $44,800 $21.60 1.3%
San Jose 3,910 $35,500 $17.10 $42,800 $20.60 10.9%
San Luis Obispo 740 $29,000 $13.90 $34,200 $16.40 85.5%
Santa Barbara 750 $30,200 $14.50 $35,800 $17.20 11.3%
Santa Cruz 710 $37,800 $18.20 $43,200 $20.80 108.1%
Santa Rosa 870 $34,700 $16.70 $40,400 $19.40 24.2%
Stockton 1,400 $31,500 $15.20 $35,900 $17.30 72%
Vallejo 1,010 $34,700 $16.70 $44,300 $21.30 109.3%
Visalia 790 $27,000 $13.00 $30,800 $14.80 46.4%
Yuba City 380 $27,600 $13.30 $30,600 $14.70 151.2%
Colorado
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Boulder 400 $31,400 $15.10 $36,800 $17.70 -35.4%
Colorado Springs 1,060 $29,300 $14.10 $33,900 $16.30 7%
Denver 3,270 $33,700 $16.20 $38,100 $18.30 -33%
Fort Collins 440 $30,800 $14.80 $35,800 $17.20 -14.4%
Grand Junction 380 $31,000 $14.90 $35,400 $17.00 59.8%
Greeley 310 $28,100 $13.50 $32,900 $15.80 -1.1%
Pueblo 280 $26,700 $12.80 $29,800 $14.30 24.8%
Connecticut
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bridgeport 1,750 $35,000 $16.80 $40,400 $19.40 -6.1%
Hartford 2,140 $32,600 $15.70 $38,000 $18.30 -4.8%
New Haven 1,280 $31,700 $15.20 $37,900 $18.20 18.7%
Norwich 490 $31,200 $15.00 $37,100 $17.80 -7.9%
Delaware
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Dover 270 $27,400 $13.20 $30,800 $14.80 14.1%
District of Columbia
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Washington (Area) 7,700 $32,800 $15.80 $38,200 $18.40 -34.2%
Florida
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Cape Coral 1,000 $31,100 $15.00 $35,300 $17.00 24.8%
Deltona 840 $29,200 $14.10 $33,800 $16.30 35.7%
Gainesville 600 $25,700 $12.40 $30,800 $14.80 22%
Jacksonville 3,060 $27,600 $13.30 $30,900 $14.90 30.4%
Lakeland 820 $26,700 $12.90 $29,900 $14.40 5.3%
Miami (Area) 11,830 $29,500 $14.20 $34,700 $16.70 34.1%
Naples 380 $34,700 $16.70 $39,000 $18.70 -15.2%
Ocala 630 $27,700 $13.30 $32,200 $15.50 72.3%
Orlando 3,890 $28,300 $13.60 $32,300 $15.50 -1.6%
Palm Bay 1,660 $28,600 $13.80 $33,500 $16.10 113.1%
Palm Coast 100 $27,100 $13.10 $30,000 $14.40 43.9%
Panama City 480 $26,100 $12.60 $31,800 $15.30 72.5%
Pensacola 980 $23,900 $11.50 $28,900 $13.90 58.8%
Port St. Lucie 560 $29,500 $14.20 $34,200 $16.40 16%
Punta Gorda 230 $28,900 $13.90 $33,100 $15.90 42.2%
Sebastian 210 $29,900 $14.40 $34,700 $16.70 13.1%
Tallahassee 620 $26,200 $12.60 $30,000 $14.40 -5.7%
Tampa 6,080 $27,800 $13.40 $31,800 $15.30 35.3%
Georgia
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Albany 380 $23,000 $11.00 $29,800 $14.30 57.6%
Athens 420 $26,000 $12.50 $30,300 $14.60 34.1%
Atlanta 8,540 $29,100 $14.00 $34,100 $16.40 -5.7%
Augusta 940 $28,100 $13.50 $32,200 $15.50 12.9%
Brunswick 70 $23,900 $11.50 $28,200 $13.60 -53%
Columbus 640 $25,700 $12.40 $29,500 $14.20 40.9%
Dalton 140 $27,200 $13.10 $30,300 $14.60 -45.3%
Gainesville 520 $29,400 $14.10 $32,900 $15.80 84.2%
Hinesville 30 $25,900 $12.40 $32,800 $15.80 -54.3%
Macon 490 $28,800 $13.90 $33,800 $16.20 33.3%
Rome 320 $26,500 $12.70 $30,200 $14.50 119.2%
Savannah 640 $30,100 $14.50 $33,900 $16.30 6.5%
Valdosta 220 $23,800 $11.50 $28,400 $13.60 10.8%
Warner Robins 190 $26,100 $12.60 $30,200 $14.50 -19.5%
Hawaii
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Honolulu 2,640 $33,200 $16.00 $40,500 $19.50 52.6%
Idaho
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Boise City 1,210 $30,600 $14.70 $35,200 $16.90 14.9%
Coeur d'Alene 300 $27,300 $13.10 $32,300 $15.50 39.1%
Idaho Falls 140 $28,300 $13.60 $35,500 $17.00 -27.4%
Lewiston 130 $26,500 $12.70 $29,300 $14.10 33.5%
Pocatello 110 $23,500 $11.30 $30,400 $14.60 -22.1%
Illinois
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bloomington 230 $24,800 $11.90 $29,300 $14.10 -34.6%
Champaign 530 $26,700 $12.80 $30,400 $14.60 30.8%
Chicago (Area) 13,780 $30,100 $14.50 $35,900 $17.30 -19.7%
Danville 110 $23,000 $11.10 $27,100 $13.00 2.6%
Decatur 90 $25,700 $12.40 $29,200 $14.10 -55.4%
Kankakee 170 $32,000 $15.40 $35,300 $17.00 2.7%
Peoria 930 $28,100 $13.50 $39,800 $19.20 36.1%
Rockford 270 $30,000 $14.40 $36,100 $17.40 -51.6%
Springfield 390 $27,500 $13.20 $31,900 $15.30 -10.3%
Indiana
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Anderson 100 $29,200 $14.00 $32,700 $15.70 -37.6%
Bloomington 320 $26,800 $12.90 $30,500 $14.60 5.4%
Columbus 140 $28,200 $13.60 $34,500 $16.60 -15.8%
Elkhart 280 $27,200 $13.10 $31,000 $14.90 -30.9%
Evansville 690 $27,100 $13.00 $31,100 $15.00 0.2%
Fort Wayne 800 $27,500 $13.20 $30,600 $14.70 -0.2%
Indianapolis 3,740 $29,000 $13.90 $33,200 $15.90 6.7%
Kokomo 70 $26,400 $12.70 $29,500 $14.20 -54.7%
Lafayette 300 $27,600 $13.30 $31,900 $15.30 -9.8%
Michigan City 160 $25,500 $12.30 $29,300 $14.10 -4.3%
Muncie 360 $26,000 $12.50 $29,500 $14.20 96.7%
South Bend 530 $28,000 $13.40 $31,400 $15.10 4.2%
Terre Haute 220 $25,800 $12.40 $29,600 $14.20 -20.9%
Iowa
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Ames 120 $29,300 $14.10 $33,100 $15.90 -28.5%
Cedar Rapids 330 $28,200 $13.60 $32,200 $15.50 -41.4%
Davenport 750 $27,700 $13.30 $30,800 $14.80 2.5%
Des Moines 930 $32,200 $15.50 $37,000 $17.80 -28.7%
Dubuque 150 $27,600 $13.30 $32,100 $15.50 -29.6%
Iowa City 340 $29,700 $14.30 $33,400 $16.10 1.5%
Sioux City 190 $27,200 $13.10 $30,500 $14.70 -34.2%
Waterloo 260 $27,400 $13.20 $30,600 $14.70 -26%
Kansas
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Lawrence 90 $27,100 $13.00 $32,400 $15.60 -53.4%
Manhattan 140 $23,400 $11.20 $27,700 $13.30 -43.6%
Topeka 250 $24,400 $11.70 $29,700 $14.30 -42.9%
Wichita 1,200 $24,800 $11.90 $29,700 $14.30 5%
Kentucky
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bowling Green 350 $23,300 $11.20 $26,700 $12.90 55.1%
Elizabethtown 200 $23,100 $11.10 $28,200 $13.60 9.8%
Lexington 870 $28,600 $13.80 $32,700 $15.70 -11.7%
Louisville 2,730 $28,000 $13.50 $31,200 $15.00 14%
Owensboro 100 $25,700 $12.40 $29,400 $14.10 -46.3%
Louisiana
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Alexandria 170 $22,900 $11.00 $27,900 $13.40 -33.1%
Baton Rouge 1,080 $25,100 $12.10 $29,600 $14.20 -26.5%
Houma 320 $25,500 $12.30 $29,700 $14.30 -13.7%
Lafayette 600 $20,400 $9.80 $26,800 $12.90 2.1%
Lake Charles 280 $20,400 $9.80 $23,900 $11.50 -22.2%
Monroe 210 $22,400 $10.80 $25,800 $12.40 -29.8%
New Orleans 1,990 $27,200 $13.10 $30,400 $14.60 -4.1%
Shreveport 430 $25,800 $12.40 $29,800 $14.30 -38%
Maine
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bangor 340 $28,900 $13.90 $33,200 $16.00 35%
Lewiston 230 $30,200 $14.50 $33,400 $16.10 18.6%
Portland 690 $30,400 $14.60 $35,900 $17.20 -12.7%
Maryland
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Baltimore 4,110 $30,700 $14.70 $36,200 $17.40 -19.3%
Cumberland 120 $26,600 $12.80 $32,700 $15.70 -21.2%
Hagerstown 450 $27,200 $13.10 $32,400 $15.60 18.2%
Salisbury 240 $27,800 $13.40 $33,300 $16.00 10.6%
Massachusetts
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Barnstable Town 300 $37,200 $17.90 $48,300 $23.20 -21%
Boston (Area) 9,690 $34,900 $16.80 $40,100 $19.30 -2.5%
Pittsfield 210 $30,400 $14.60 $36,900 $17.80 51.5%
Springfield 1,280 $30,400 $14.60 $35,600 $17.10 9.9%
Worcester 1,260 $31,900 $15.30 $36,900 $17.80 7.9%
Michigan
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Ann Arbor 950 $29,500 $14.20 $34,700 $16.70 22.6%
Battle Creek 240 $28,100 $13.50 $32,600 $15.70 11.4%
Bay City 140 $25,800 $12.40 $29,700 $14.30 0.4%
Detroit (Area) 10,630 $28,200 $13.60 $31,800 $15.30 53%
Flint 1,040 $25,900 $12.40 $31,000 $14.90 99.1%
Grand Rapids 1,470 $28,200 $13.60 $32,000 $15.40 -0%
Holland 240 $29,300 $14.10 $35,300 $17.00 -40.8%
Jackson 220 $30,500 $14.70 $37,100 $17.90 7.2%
Kalamazoo 1,110 $28,000 $13.50 $31,200 $15.00 106.2%
Lansing 760 $28,200 $13.50 $32,200 $15.50 -6.5%
Monroe 220 $28,400 $13.70 $33,700 $16.20 43.7%
Muskegon 340 $28,200 $13.60 $31,700 $15.20 44.8%
Niles 250 $27,200 $13.10 $30,900 $14.80 8.5%
Saginaw 540 $25,800 $12.40 $30,000 $14.40 62%
Minnesota
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Duluth 370 $30,400 $14.60 $34,500 $16.60 -26.7%
Mankato 110 $29,000 $14.00 $32,800 $15.80 -53.9%
Minneapolis 5,040 $34,500 $16.60 $39,000 $18.80 -27%
Rochester 250 $37,900 $18.20 $44,500 $21.40 -40%
St. Cloud 220 $27,600 $13.30 $33,500 $16.10 -42.3%
Mississippi
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Gulfport 240 $28,000 $13.50 $31,900 $15.40 -43.4%
Hattiesburg 220 $22,900 $11.00 $26,300 $12.70 -4.3%
Jackson 460 $24,900 $12.00 $31,200 $15.00 -53.6%
Pascagoula 110 $24,800 $11.90 $28,100 $13.50 -51.6%
Missouri
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Cape Girardeau 240 $21,900 $10.50 $24,600 $11.80 24.4%
Columbia 170 $25,600 $12.30 $28,600 $13.80 -48.8%
Jefferson City 170 $23,100 $11.10 $27,000 $13.00 -43.6%
Joplin 180 $24,200 $11.60 $29,700 $14.30 -39.8%
Kansas City 3,100 $28,700 $13.80 $33,100 $15.90 -21%
Springfield 810 $23,900 $11.50 $29,400 $14.20 8.3%
St. Joseph 130 $29,800 $14.30 $38,900 $18.70 -37.3%
St. Louis 4,170 $26,900 $12.90 $31,200 $15.00 -19.4%
Montana
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Billings 240 $28,600 $13.80 $33,100 $15.90 -26.9%
Great Falls 70 $24,600 $11.80 $29,000 $13.90 -55.3%
Missoula 140 $25,600 $12.30 $30,000 $14.40 -36.3%
Nebraska
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Lincoln 550 $27,600 $13.30 $33,100 $15.90 -16.3%
Omaha 1,660 $29,000 $14.00 $32,500 $15.60 -8.9%
Nevada
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Carson City 150 $31,600 $15.20 $37,300 $18.00 33.1%
Las Vegas 3,440 $30,600 $14.70 $36,500 $17.50 3.5%
Reno 680 $33,800 $16.30 $38,700 $18.60 -12.7%
New Hampshire
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Manchester 270 $31,000 $14.90 $35,000 $16.80 -33.9%
New Jersey
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Atlantic City 580 $29,200 $14.10 $34,600 $16.60 3.6%
Ocean City 110 $30,200 $14.50 $34,900 $16.80 -30.4%
Trenton 500 $32,300 $15.50 $37,200 $17.90 -42.8%
Vineland 210 $27,300 $13.10 $30,200 $14.50 -15.4%
New Mexico
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Albuquerque 1,940 $27,800 $13.40 $32,000 $15.40 27.5%
Farmington 330 $26,100 $12.50 $28,700 $13.80 67.9%
Las Cruces 420 $23,600 $11.30 $30,600 $14.70 58.1%
Santa Fe 220 $30,300 $14.60 $34,600 $16.60 -13.1%
New York
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Albany 730 $29,200 $14.00 $33,100 $15.90 -58%
Binghamton 200 $25,900 $12.40 $29,300 $14.10 -53.9%
Buffalo 1,250 $30,900 $14.80 $35,600 $17.10 -42.5%
Elmira 80 $24,700 $11.90 $30,700 $14.80 -48.9%
Glens Falls 120 $29,400 $14.20 $34,100 $16.40 -41.7%
Ithaca 40 $27,300 $13.10 $29,600 $14.20 -80.3%
Kingston 120 $28,700 $13.80 $34,600 $16.60 -50.6%
New York (Area) 24,680 $32,400 $15.60 $37,500 $18.00 -26%
Poughkeepsie 580 $31,300 $15.10 $37,300 $17.90 -41.9%
Rochester 520 $27,000 $13.00 $31,000 $14.90 -74%
Syracuse 720 $26,500 $12.70 $30,700 $14.80 -41.8%
Utica 210 $23,800 $11.50 $28,300 $13.60 -59.7%
North Carolina
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Asheville 870 $28,600 $13.80 $32,900 $15.80 26.6%
Burlington 150 $29,500 $14.20 $32,800 $15.80 -32.4%
Charlotte 1,540 $29,600 $14.20 $33,300 $16.00 -53.9%
Durham 880 $29,100 $14.00 $33,800 $16.30 -19.6%
Fayetteville 310 $24,500 $11.80 $27,900 $13.40 -40.2%
Goldsboro 130 $22,900 $11.00 $26,100 $12.50 -26.4%
Greensboro 1,090 $29,200 $14.00 $33,300 $16.00 -21%
Greenville 370 $27,600 $13.30 $31,500 $15.20 28.8%
Hickory 680 $27,200 $13.10 $29,800 $14.30 20.5%
Jacksonville 140 $26,300 $12.70 $29,900 $14.40 -23.7%
Raleigh 1,330 $30,800 $14.80 $34,600 $16.70 -33.9%
Rocky Mount 180 $26,500 $12.70 $29,100 $14.00 -20.1%
Wilmington 810 $29,600 $14.20 $34,000 $16.30 47.3%
Winston-Salem 710 $29,200 $14.10 $33,200 $16.00 -13.3%
North Dakota
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bismarck 110 $26,700 $12.80 $29,400 $14.10 -55.8%
Fargo 170 $27,400 $13.20 $30,400 $14.60 -65%
Grand Forks 40 $28,400 $13.60 $35,900 $17.30 -81.2%
Ohio
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Akron 1,650 $26,800 $12.90 $30,200 $14.50 30.3%
Canton 950 $25,100 $12.00 $29,800 $14.40 46.3%
Cincinnati 4,470 $29,400 $14.10 $33,800 $16.20 12.6%
Cleveland 4,050 $27,100 $13.00 $30,000 $14.40 1.6%
Columbus 3,840 $28,400 $13.70 $33,400 $16.10 5.4%
Dayton 1,980 $27,300 $13.10 $32,300 $15.60 34%
Lima 340 $27,200 $13.10 $29,800 $14.30 65%
Mansfield 160 $23,600 $11.30 $27,600 $13.30 -21%
Sandusky 170 $24,800 $11.90 $30,700 $14.80 21.8%
Springfield 260 $25,600 $12.30 $29,100 $14.00 35.3%
Toledo 1,260 $27,700 $13.30 $32,500 $15.60 8.4%
Youngstown 1,300 $23,600 $11.40 $27,500 $13.20 48.1%
Oklahoma
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Lawton 130 $22,600 $10.90 $26,200 $12.60 -25.6%
Oklahoma City 2,990 $24,900 $12.00 $29,100 $14.00 31.5%
Tulsa 1,700 $26,900 $12.90 $32,200 $15.50 1.3%
Oregon
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bend 350 $33,700 $16.20 $37,700 $18.10 44.2%
Corvallis 200 $32,100 $15.40 $37,500 $18.00 47.3%
Eugene 560 $32,600 $15.70 $36,900 $17.80 0.7%
Medford 550 $31,000 $14.90 $35,200 $16.90 82.9%
Portland 4,410 $33,500 $16.10 $37,400 $18.00 11.3%
Salem 710 $30,700 $14.80 $35,100 $16.90 21.4%
Pennsylvania
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Allentown 1,660 $28,500 $13.70 $32,800 $15.80 22.8%
Altoona 320 $24,700 $11.90 $31,400 $15.10 34.9%
Erie 520 $23,800 $11.50 $28,300 $13.60 2.5%
Harrisburg 1,550 $29,400 $14.10 $34,200 $16.40 23.1%
Johnstown NA $23,600 $11.30 $27,400 $13.20 NA
Lancaster 800 $27,400 $13.20 $32,300 $15.50 -12.4%
Lebanon 180 $29,700 $14.30 $34,200 $16.40 -3.1%
Philadelphia (Area) 11,660 $30,700 $14.80 $36,100 $17.30 8.2%
Pittsburgh 5,490 $27,300 $13.10 $32,200 $15.50 21.9%
Reading 590 $27,500 $13.20 $30,200 $14.50 -10.5%
Scranton 710 $27,500 $13.20 $30,800 $14.80 -30.5%
State College 130 $24,000 $11.60 $27,500 $13.20 -53%
Williamsport 130 $28,500 $13.70 $34,800 $16.70 -34.7%
York 770 $27,000 $13.00 $30,500 $14.60 10.8%
Rhode Island
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Providence 2,710 $30,600 $14.70 $36,100 $17.40 11.6%
South Carolina
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Anderson 300 $27,400 $13.20 $34,400 $16.60 32%
Charleston 1,780 $27,800 $13.40 $32,000 $15.40 56.6%
Columbia 1,260 $29,300 $14.10 $34,800 $16.70 -7.8%
Florence 280 $24,500 $11.80 $30,200 $14.50 -10.5%
Greenville 1,290 $28,900 $13.90 $34,300 $16.50 9.2%
Myrtle Beach 220 $29,000 $13.90 $36,600 $17.60 -50.6%
Spartanburg 500 $27,300 $13.10 $29,600 $14.20 9%
Sumter 150 $25,200 $12.10 $28,500 $13.70 5.4%
South Dakota
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Rapid City 200 $24,100 $11.60 $27,700 $13.30 -15.9%
Sioux Falls 370 $26,400 $12.70 $29,300 $14.10 -32.1%
Tennessee
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Chattanooga 1,220 $25,700 $12.40 $29,200 $14.00 35%
Clarksville 270 $22,300 $10.70 $26,200 $12.60 -15%
Cleveland 190 $25,100 $12.10 $29,100 $14.00 32.2%
Jackson 400 $22,100 $10.60 $26,900 $12.90 75.2%
Johnson City 520 $23,300 $11.20 $28,600 $13.80 67.5%
Kingsport 720 $26,400 $12.70 $30,000 $14.40 55.5%
Knoxville 1,590 $27,000 $13.00 $30,200 $14.50 20.4%
Memphis 2,470 $27,100 $13.00 $30,900 $14.80 2.3%
Morristown 170 $26,000 $12.50 $28,800 $13.80 -2.7%
Nashville 2,510 $28,200 $13.60 $33,100 $15.90 -13.1%
Texas
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Abilene 150 $23,400 $11.30 $26,700 $12.90 -39.2%
Amarillo 480 $21,800 $10.50 $26,500 $12.70 7.7%
Austin 4,010 $30,200 $14.50 $34,500 $16.60 28.2%
Beaumont 730 $22,300 $10.70 $24,100 $11.60 14.1%
Brownsville 860 $20,800 $10.00 $23,900 $11.50 68.3%
College Station 390 $25,200 $12.10 $29,200 $14.10 2.1%
Corpus Christi 1,100 $22,400 $10.80 $26,400 $12.70 54.1%
Dallas (Area) 13,110 $29,700 $14.30 $35,200 $16.90 12.4%
El Paso 1,630 $21,300 $10.20 $24,900 $12.00 48%
Houston 11,040 $28,800 $13.90 $34,900 $16.80 7.3%
Killeen 440 $23,600 $11.30 $27,500 $13.20 -14.1%
Laredo 450 $19,600 $9.40 $23,700 $11.40 29.6%
Longview 290 $23,600 $11.30 $28,000 $13.50 -23.8%
Lubbock 680 $20,500 $9.90 $25,200 $12.10 35.6%
McAllen 2,140 $20,400 $9.80 $25,600 $12.30 136.2%
Midland NA $27,700 $13.30 $31,900 $15.40 NA
Odessa 160 $24,000 $11.50 $29,600 $14.20 -32.7%
San Angelo 250 $25,600 $12.30 $31,200 $15.00 45.2%
San Antonio 5,600 $25,200 $12.10 $29,400 $14.10 63.4%
Sherman 200 $29,600 $14.30 $34,800 $16.70 21.3%
Texarkana 130 $22,600 $10.90 $31,600 $15.20 -39.3%
Tyler 560 $25,700 $12.40 $30,100 $14.50 50.2%
Victoria 160 $21,800 $10.50 $31,200 $15.00 -17.7%
Waco 340 $24,600 $11.80 $28,500 $13.70 -15.7%
Wichita Falls 160 $22,600 $10.90 $25,700 $12.30 -30.4%
Utah
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Logan 210 $22,700 $10.90 $24,500 $11.80 5.2%
Ogden 1,060 $25,300 $12.20 $29,100 $14.00 35%
Provo 1,050 $25,300 $12.20 $29,200 $14.00 51.3%
Salt Lake City 2,620 $28,200 $13.60 $32,500 $15.60 7.5%
St. George 400 $24,700 $11.90 $28,700 $13.80 112.8%
Vermont
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Burlington 350 $30,200 $14.50 $35,100 $16.90 -21.4%
Virginia
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Blacksburg 130 $24,600 $11.80 $29,200 $14.00 -48%
Charlottesville 160 $31,700 $15.20 $35,700 $17.20 -55.7%
Danville 110 $26,700 $12.80 $32,000 $15.40 -29.3%
Harrisonburg 100 $27,300 $13.10 $31,100 $14.90 -59.4%
Lynchburg 260 $27,200 $13.10 $30,800 $14.80 -35.2%
Richmond 1,570 $30,600 $14.70 $34,800 $16.80 -34.5%
Roanoke 410 $27,900 $13.40 $31,700 $15.20 -32.7%
Virginia Beach 3,270 $25,800 $12.40 $29,500 $14.20 11.2%
Winchester 190 $28,800 $13.80 $36,300 $17.50 -7%
Washington
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bellingham 170 $34,100 $16.40 $36,500 $17.60 -42.2%
Bremerton 450 $32,100 $15.40 $36,800 $17.70 37%
Kennewick 330 $30,800 $14.80 $35,000 $16.80 -17.8%
Longview 250 $31,600 $15.20 $36,600 $17.60 77.4%
Mount Vernon 250 $33,500 $16.10 $37,400 $18.00 43.2%
Olympia 280 $32,500 $15.60 $38,300 $18.40 -27%
Seattle (Area) 6,520 $34,600 $16.60 $38,500 $18.50 -1.1%
Spokane 670 $30,500 $14.70 $34,700 $16.70 -16.9%
Wenatchee 240 $30,900 $14.80 $35,500 $17.10 50.7%
Yakima 420 $30,100 $14.50 $37,800 $18.20 30.1%
West Virginia
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Charleston 890 $22,400 $10.80 $27,200 $13.10 53.6%
Huntington 620 $22,100 $10.60 $25,800 $12.40 39.4%
Morgantown 310 $23,500 $11.30 $28,600 $13.80 30.9%
Parkersburg 360 $22,000 $10.60 $26,100 $12.50 33%
Wheeling 340 $23,900 $11.50 $27,500 $13.20 32.9%
Wisconsin
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Appleton 330 $29,300 $14.10 $33,900 $16.30 -28%
Eau Claire 430 $28,900 $13.90 $32,800 $15.80 39.1%
Fond du Lac 100 $28,400 $13.60 $31,700 $15.20 -42.4%
Green Bay 520 $29,400 $14.20 $34,300 $16.50 -21.8%
Janesville 310 $29,800 $14.30 $33,900 $16.30 27.5%
La Crosse 480 $28,800 $13.90 $32,800 $15.80 68.3%
Madison 970 $32,100 $15.40 $36,900 $17.80 -26.9%
Milwaukee 3,450 $30,700 $14.80 $35,000 $16.80 6.7%
Oshkosh 460 $29,100 $14.00 $34,000 $16.40 29.8%
Racine 320 $28,400 $13.70 $31,800 $15.30 10.4%
Sheboygan 290 $30,900 $14.90 $35,500 $17.10 28.8%
Wausau 140 $30,600 $14.70 $34,900 $16.80 -47%
Wyoming
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Casper 90 $30,900 $14.80 $34,700 $16.70 -44.2%
Cheyenne 90 $25,800 $12.40 $29,100 $14.00 -47%

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