Orthodontic Assistants

Median Salary: $33,500   |  

Getting paid a median yearly salary of $33,500 nationally in 2010, orthodontic assistants are an essential part of growing economies across the nation. If you break that yearly salary down, orthodontic assistants brought home $16.10 an hour that year. While salaries do vary some from one place to another, they can change greatly based on your experience and education, making it critical to obtain solid training.

A projected 294,030 persons worked as orthodontic assistants in 2010, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Sometimes orthodontic assistants are described as being conventional, realistic, and social. The right mix of attributes and great training is essential for persons intending to move up in this field.

Some orthodontic assistants find that it's valuable to expand on skills such as:

  • Near Vision
  • Speech Recognition
  • Selective Attention
  • Time Sharing
  • Control Precision

Valuable attributes for orthodontic assistants include:

  • Self Control
  • Leadership
  • Persistence

Key subjects for orthodontic assistants include:

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

On a typical day, an orthodontic assistant might be documenting/recording information, identifying objects, actions, and events, or provide consultation and advice to others, making formal training in these areas extremely valuable. Below, you can see everything else you need to know about orthodontic assistants employed in areas all over the nation, including info on salaries and job density.

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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 80 $31,300 $15.10 $35,600 $17.10 -26%
Auburn 90 $30,200 $14.50 $34,200 $16.50 -12.6%
Birmingham 780 $33,200 $15.90 $36,300 $17.40 -29.2%
Decatur 150 $32,500 $15.60 $38,000 $18.30 24.3%
Dothan 110 $26,600 $12.80 $31,900 $15.40 -16.4%
Florence 80 $29,000 $14.00 $34,100 $16.40 -35.6%
Gadsden 60 $35,400 $17.00 $38,200 $18.40 -22.4%
Huntsville 210 $32,200 $15.50 $36,100 $17.40 -56.1%
Mobile 310 $26,300 $12.70 $29,900 $14.40 -20.1%
Montgomery 140 $32,100 $15.40 $35,300 $17.00 -62.3%
Tuscaloosa 150 $30,900 $14.90 $34,600 $16.60 -27.6%
Alaska
City/Area Employees Median
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Anchorage 680 $43,200 $20.80 $48,600 $23.40 79%
Fairbanks 130 $37,200 $17.90 $45,400 $21.90 65.2%
Arizona
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Flagstaff 120 $29,100 $14.00 $33,600 $16.20 -7.8%
Lake Havasu City 170 $28,800 $13.80 $32,700 $15.70 62%
Phoenix 4,740 $35,000 $16.80 $39,700 $19.10 21.6%
Prescott 190 $29,800 $14.30 $35,300 $17.00 48.9%
Tucson 850 $35,000 $16.80 $39,600 $19.10 5.7%
Yuma 100 $29,900 $14.40 $36,700 $17.70 -23.3%
Arkansas
City/Area Employees Median
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Hourly Wage
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Fayetteville 500 $31,100 $15.00 $34,600 $16.60 12.7%
Fort Smith 250 $26,500 $12.70 $29,200 $14.10 -7.3%
Hot Springs 120 $28,200 $13.50 $35,100 $16.90 46.3%
Jonesboro 160 $32,000 $15.40 $36,300 $17.50 48.2%
Little Rock 720 $29,100 $14.00 $32,800 $15.80 -5.2%
Pine Bluff 70 $25,200 $12.10 $29,400 $14.10 -7.1%
California
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
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Bakersfield 770 $28,000 $13.50 $36,600 $17.60 33.3%
Chico 250 $32,400 $15.60 $36,900 $17.70 58%
El Centro 130 $40,400 $19.40 $45,000 $21.60 13.7%
Fresno 880 $32,100 $15.50 $40,100 $19.30 21.8%
Hanford 160 $39,400 $18.90 $46,700 $22.50 85.9%
Los Angeles (Area) 15,960 $29,700 $14.30 $38,300 $18.40 32.9%
Madera 130 $40,200 $19.30 $51,100 $24.60 49.5%
Merced 160 $29,300 $14.10 $36,500 $17.50 23.5%
Modesto 580 $29,900 $14.40 $33,500 $16.10 66.3%
Napa 170 $43,300 $20.80 $48,300 $23.20 22.3%
Oakland 2,660 $44,000 $21.10 $51,900 $24.90 21.1%
Oxnard 880 $34,300 $16.50 $38,100 $18.30 33.5%
Redding 260 $30,800 $14.80 $37,500 $18.00 91.3%
Riverside 3,970 $30,200 $14.50 $36,600 $17.60 50.6%
Sacramento 2,900 $36,500 $17.50 $44,200 $21.20 52.6%
Salinas 430 $38,700 $18.60 $46,000 $22.10 20.1%
San Diego 3,810 $35,400 $17.00 $41,800 $20.10 33.1%
San Francisco (Area) 5,340 $43,700 $21.00 $52,600 $25.30 21.4%
San Francisco (City) 2,670 $43,200 $20.80 $53,400 $25.70 21.8%
San Jose 3,170 $34,900 $16.80 $48,000 $23.10 60.1%
San Luis Obispo 240 $36,100 $17.40 $43,700 $21.00 6.9%
Santa Barbara 540 $30,700 $14.80 $38,000 $18.30 42.5%
Santa Cruz 320 $33,100 $15.90 $41,100 $19.70 68.7%
Santa Rosa 740 $46,200 $22.20 $51,600 $24.80 87.4%
Stockton 600 $37,700 $18.10 $44,300 $21.30 31.3%
Vallejo 610 $41,100 $19.80 $45,300 $21.80 125.4%
Visalia 340 $32,500 $15.60 $38,300 $18.40 13.6%
Yuba City 140 $33,100 $15.90 $39,800 $19.10 65.3%
Colorado
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
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Job Density
Boulder 430 $35,800 $17.20 $43,600 $21.00 21.6%
Colorado Springs 960 $33,000 $15.90 $39,200 $18.80 72.7%
Denver 3,090 $40,900 $19.70 $46,800 $22.50 13%
Fort Collins 380 $34,100 $16.40 $40,700 $19.60 32%
Grand Junction 160 $29,200 $14.00 $33,000 $15.90 16.7%
Greeley 140 $40,400 $19.40 $45,700 $22.00 -20.4%
Pueblo 150 $34,400 $16.60 $37,700 $18.10 19.4%
Connecticut
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
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Job Density
Bridgeport 1,180 $41,900 $20.20 $46,700 $22.50 11.8%
Hartford 1,440 $41,100 $19.80 $45,200 $21.70 14.1%
New Haven 590 $40,600 $19.60 $48,500 $23.30 -11.9%
Norwich 320 $39,600 $19.10 $43,900 $21.10 6.3%
Delaware
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Dover 130 $27,600 $13.30 $33,200 $16.00 -6.3%
District of Columbia
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Washington (Area) 5,750 $36,500 $17.50 $47,800 $23.00 -12.5%
Florida
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
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Cape Coral 390 $37,700 $18.10 $45,300 $21.80 -14.1%
Deltona 340 $29,900 $14.40 $33,200 $16.00 -2.3%
Gainesville 350 $33,200 $16.00 $40,100 $19.30 28.1%
Jacksonville 1,170 $35,000 $16.80 $40,100 $19.30 -11.1%
Lakeland 400 $31,700 $15.20 $36,000 $17.30 -8.3%
Miami (Area) 4,450 $32,800 $15.80 $37,800 $18.20 -10.3%
Naples 260 $36,400 $17.50 $40,300 $19.40 1.2%
Ocala 150 $31,700 $15.20 $36,800 $17.70 -27.5%
Orlando 1,870 $29,800 $14.30 $37,400 $18.00 -15.6%
Palm Bay 540 $27,000 $13.00 $34,300 $16.50 23.8%
Palm Coast 40 $33,200 $16.00 $37,400 $18.00 5.3%
Panama City 180 $29,600 $14.20 $35,200 $16.90 11.9%
Pensacola 300 $28,400 $13.70 $33,400 $16.10 -14%
Port St. Lucie 170 $37,000 $17.80 $41,000 $19.70 -38.6%
Punta Gorda 80 $34,100 $16.40 $39,700 $19.10 -6.4%
Sebastian 150 $32,900 $15.80 $37,000 $17.80 47.7%
Tallahassee 180 $26,800 $12.90 $35,600 $17.10 -49.6%
Tampa 2,060 $35,300 $17.00 $38,700 $18.60 -18.3%
Georgia
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Albany 120 $25,800 $12.40 $30,900 $14.90 -12.1%
Athens 230 $29,700 $14.30 $35,200 $16.90 28.4%
Atlanta 4,910 $35,400 $17.00 $41,100 $19.70 -3.5%
Augusta 490 $32,700 $15.70 $37,200 $17.90 5.4%
Brunswick 70 $28,200 $13.50 $33,500 $16.10 -18.6%
Columbus 230 $30,800 $14.80 $34,200 $16.50 -11.7%
Dalton NA $32,600 $15.70 $39,900 $19.20 NA
Gainesville 200 $30,800 $14.80 $35,500 $17.10 25.2%
Hinesville 90 $28,000 $13.50 $36,100 $17.40 134.8%
Macon 110 $28,000 $13.50 $31,800 $15.30 -46.7%
Rome 80 $33,500 $16.10 $37,600 $18.10 2.9%
Savannah 390 $29,100 $14.00 $41,400 $19.90 15.7%
Valdosta 120 $24,200 $11.70 $32,800 $15.80 1.9%
Warner Robins 140 $32,500 $15.60 $37,500 $18.00 8.3%
Hawaii
City/Area Employees Median
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Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
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Honolulu 1,190 $29,800 $14.30 $36,100 $17.40 22.3%
Idaho
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Boise City 800 $34,200 $16.50 $38,000 $18.30 34.8%
Coeur d'Alene 220 $28,000 $13.40 $33,700 $16.20 84.3%
Idaho Falls 220 $27,200 $13.10 $31,900 $15.30 95%
Lewiston 70 $32,500 $15.60 $37,600 $18.10 27.6%
Pocatello 140 $34,600 $16.60 $37,900 $18.20 73.6%
Illinois
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bloomington 140 $34,500 $16.60 $37,800 $18.20 -31.8%
Champaign 110 $33,400 $16.00 $36,900 $17.80 -52.5%
Chicago (Area) 9,400 $33,100 $15.90 $38,500 $18.50 -2.5%
Danville 40 $30,900 $14.80 $35,200 $16.90 -39%
Decatur 70 $27,800 $13.40 $34,700 $16.70 -38.5%
Kankakee 110 $29,700 $14.30 $35,300 $17.00 14.4%
Peoria 260 $29,000 $13.90 $35,600 $17.10 -33.1%
Rockford 430 $30,400 $14.60 $36,900 $17.70 35.8%
Springfield 150 $33,600 $16.10 $37,900 $18.20 -36.8%
Indiana
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Anderson 130 $39,000 $18.80 $43,800 $21.10 54.1%
Bloomington 190 $31,000 $14.90 $36,800 $17.70 15.6%
Columbus 80 $32,400 $15.60 $36,000 $17.30 -9.6%
Elkhart 130 $38,400 $18.50 $42,900 $20.60 -44.5%
Evansville 300 $31,900 $15.30 $39,500 $19.00 -22.6%
Fort Wayne 450 $32,200 $15.50 $37,300 $17.90 0.9%
Indianapolis 1,870 $35,500 $17.10 $40,300 $19.40 -5.4%
Kokomo 80 $31,600 $15.20 $43,200 $20.80 -10.3%
Lafayette 140 $31,600 $15.20 $35,200 $16.90 -22.8%
Michigan City 60 $33,000 $15.90 $37,900 $18.20 -37%
Muncie 100 $28,200 $13.60 $31,700 $15.20 2%
South Bend 360 $36,900 $17.70 $43,400 $20.90 26.4%
Terre Haute 150 $25,700 $12.40 $29,900 $14.40 -4.9%
Iowa
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Ames 90 $37,100 $17.80 $42,800 $20.60 2.3%
Cedar Rapids 250 $37,400 $18.00 $42,100 $20.30 -21%
Davenport 340 $29,200 $14.00 $35,700 $17.10 -18.2%
Des Moines 490 $38,200 $18.40 $42,700 $20.50 -33.5%
Dubuque 160 $29,800 $14.30 $36,500 $17.60 32.3%
Iowa City 240 $33,000 $15.90 $40,200 $19.30 24.3%
Sioux City 170 $29,200 $14.00 $34,900 $16.80 6.4%
Waterloo 180 $36,200 $17.40 $44,300 $21.30 -8.5%
Kansas
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
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Job Density
Lawrence 120 $34,000 $16.30 $38,000 $18.30 16.6%
Manhattan 130 $31,900 $15.30 $35,600 $17.10 -0.8%
Topeka 250 $32,200 $15.50 $39,700 $19.10 2.6%
Wichita 670 $30,300 $14.60 $36,700 $17.70 3.6%
Kentucky
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Annual Salary
Top 25%
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Bowling Green 180 $34,800 $16.70 $39,300 $18.90 39.9%
Elizabethtown 80 $31,300 $15.10 $37,600 $18.10 -20.9%
Lexington 530 $31,500 $15.10 $41,000 $19.70 -4.1%
Louisville 1,570 $34,100 $16.40 $40,500 $19.50 16.3%
Owensboro 120 $29,900 $14.40 $33,300 $16.00 10.5%
Louisiana
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Alexandria 110 $29,500 $14.20 $34,400 $16.50 -25.8%
Baton Rouge 650 $28,300 $13.60 $33,700 $16.20 -21.2%
Houma 200 $25,300 $12.20 $30,000 $14.40 -3.2%
Lafayette 270 $25,200 $12.10 $30,700 $14.80 -16.5%
Lake Charles 220 $24,400 $11.70 $29,400 $14.10 11%
Monroe 220 $26,200 $12.60 $30,900 $14.90 28.4%
New Orleans 1,000 $30,800 $14.80 $35,000 $16.80 -14.6%
Shreveport 340 $34,400 $16.50 $41,200 $19.80 -14.5%
Maine
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Job Density
Bangor 130 $35,200 $16.90 $39,600 $19.10 -8.5%
Lewiston 70 $35,900 $17.20 $42,000 $20.20 -35.2%
Portland 340 $38,500 $18.50 $43,400 $20.90 -23.3%
Maryland
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Baltimore 2,190 $35,900 $17.30 $41,300 $19.90 -23.4%
Cumberland 50 $29,800 $14.30 $34,000 $16.30 -36.8%
Hagerstown 210 $33,400 $16.00 $37,400 $18.00 -2.8%
Salisbury 110 $28,600 $13.70 $33,300 $16.00 -10.9%
Massachusetts
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
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Barnstable Town 280 $45,200 $21.70 $50,400 $24.20 30.9%
Boston (Area) 5,080 $40,400 $19.40 $47,100 $22.60 -9.1%
Pittsfield 110 $34,200 $16.40 $37,900 $18.20 43.6%
Springfield 670 $39,900 $19.20 $45,500 $21.90 3.1%
Worcester 680 $38,500 $18.50 $44,500 $21.40 18.5%
Michigan
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Ann Arbor 460 $35,900 $17.20 $45,500 $21.90 5.1%
Battle Creek 130 $27,800 $13.40 $34,500 $16.60 9.4%
Bay City 70 $32,800 $15.80 $35,700 $17.20 -15.9%
Detroit (Area) 4,360 $31,300 $15.00 $36,200 $17.40 11.6%
Flint 390 $32,900 $15.80 $36,900 $17.80 33%
Grand Rapids 980 $36,100 $17.40 $41,100 $19.80 17.9%
Holland 130 $36,500 $17.50 $40,800 $19.60 -42%
Jackson 130 $32,500 $15.60 $39,400 $18.90 9.5%
Kalamazoo 230 $35,700 $17.10 $42,900 $20.60 -22.9%
Lansing 440 $34,500 $16.60 $38,500 $18.50 -3.2%
Monroe 50 $33,600 $16.10 $40,300 $19.40 -45.3%
Muskegon 180 $32,000 $15.40 $35,500 $17.10 41%
Niles 70 $34,300 $16.50 $37,300 $17.90 -46.4%
Saginaw 190 $31,900 $15.40 $36,100 $17.30 2.3%
Minnesota
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Job Density
Duluth 240 $35,700 $17.20 $39,900 $19.20 -14.9%
Mankato 150 $41,300 $19.90 $45,000 $21.60 17.2%
Minneapolis 3,300 $42,800 $20.60 $47,900 $23.00 -15%
Rochester 210 $39,800 $19.10 $45,300 $21.80 -10%
St. Cloud 220 $41,100 $19.80 $45,400 $21.80 2.7%
Mississippi
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Gulfport 190 $25,700 $12.40 $31,000 $14.90 -17.7%
Hattiesburg 160 $28,000 $13.50 $30,800 $14.80 23%
Jackson 430 $31,000 $14.90 $36,100 $17.40 -23.4%
Pascagoula 100 $27,800 $13.40 $29,700 $14.30 -23.2%
Missouri
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Cape Girardeau 140 $27,500 $13.20 $48,500 $23.30 26.2%
Columbia 180 $32,900 $15.80 $39,200 $18.90 -2.9%
Jefferson City 120 $34,300 $16.50 $40,400 $19.40 -27.6%
Joplin 160 $29,100 $14.00 $32,800 $15.80 -5.2%
Kansas City 1,960 $34,400 $16.60 $40,400 $19.40 -11.1%
Springfield 500 $32,400 $15.60 $39,700 $19.10 18.6%
St. Joseph 130 $30,900 $14.90 $40,200 $19.40 7.9%
St. Louis 2,540 $34,700 $16.70 $40,800 $19.60 -12.6%
Montana
City/Area Employees Median
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Hourly Wage
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Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Billings 140 $30,300 $14.60 $35,200 $16.90 -22.7%
Great Falls 90 $29,100 $14.00 $33,100 $15.90 13.3%
Missoula 110 $34,200 $16.40 $37,500 $18.00 -8.6%
Nebraska
City/Area Employees Median
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Hourly Wage
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Lincoln 310 $33,500 $16.10 $41,500 $20.00 -16.5%
Omaha 1,040 $29,400 $14.10 $34,600 $16.70 1.7%
Nevada
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Carson City 60 $34,200 $16.40 $38,600 $18.60 2.5%
Las Vegas 1,910 $32,400 $15.60 $39,500 $19.00 2.2%
Reno 510 $36,400 $17.50 $43,500 $20.90 16.1%
New Hampshire
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Manchester 210 $46,800 $22.50 $51,200 $24.60 -5.4%
New Jersey
City/Area Employees Median
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Atlantic City 180 $39,000 $18.80 $45,600 $21.90 -41.9%
Ocean City 110 $38,100 $18.30 $42,400 $20.40 22.4%
Trenton 410 $37,200 $17.90 $42,100 $20.20 -17.6%
Vineland 130 $38,000 $18.30 $44,700 $21.50 -4.2%
New Mexico
City/Area Employees Median
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Median
Hourly Wage
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Albuquerque 940 $31,100 $15.00 $36,100 $17.40 10.2%
Farmington 190 $33,200 $16.00 $36,700 $17.60 67.4%
Las Cruces 210 $30,700 $14.80 $34,900 $16.80 36.4%
Santa Fe 200 $37,700 $18.10 $43,100 $20.70 39.8%
New York
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Albany 580 $37,200 $17.90 $41,600 $20.00 -41.1%
Binghamton 170 $31,200 $15.00 $36,100 $17.30 -29.7%
Buffalo 1,170 $28,500 $13.70 $32,600 $15.70 -4.2%
Elmira 60 $35,800 $17.20 $43,200 $20.80 -27.6%
Glens Falls NA $34,600 $16.60 $39,800 $19.10 NA
Ithaca 80 $35,100 $16.90 $39,500 $19.00 -31.7%
Kingston 150 $32,700 $15.70 $39,200 $18.80 11.4%
New York (Area) 17,890 $34,900 $16.80 $41,400 $19.90 -4.5%
Poughkeepsie 670 $35,500 $17.10 $39,800 $19.10 19.4%
Rochester 1,020 $34,100 $16.40 $37,900 $18.20 -8.9%
Syracuse 650 $29,500 $14.20 $35,200 $16.90 -6.7%
Utica 200 $31,900 $15.30 $36,600 $17.60 -30.5%
North Carolina
City/Area Employees Median
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Hourly Wage
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Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Asheville 430 $36,700 $17.60 $41,000 $19.70 13.3%
Burlington 160 $36,100 $17.40 $39,100 $18.80 29.5%
Charlotte 1,650 $35,100 $16.90 $43,400 $20.90 -11.8%
Durham 500 $36,100 $17.40 $41,700 $20.00 -18.5%
Fayetteville 420 $32,600 $15.70 $37,500 $18.00 47%
Goldsboro 80 $38,100 $18.30 $46,200 $22.20 -17.3%
Greensboro 640 $35,600 $17.10 $39,800 $19.10 -17.9%
Greenville 180 $34,700 $16.70 $38,300 $18.40 7.1%
Hickory 270 $35,600 $17.10 $40,300 $19.40 -16.2%
Jacksonville 180 $34,300 $16.50 $38,900 $18.70 74.9%
Raleigh 1,200 $38,000 $18.30 $45,400 $21.80 5.5%
Rocky Mount 150 NA NA NA NA 15%
Wilmington 350 $35,300 $17.00 $40,500 $19.50 12.2%
Winston-Salem 530 $35,400 $17.00 $41,300 $19.80 14.9%
North Dakota
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bismarck 90 $35,400 $17.00 $39,800 $19.10 -35.6%
Fargo 200 $34,600 $16.60 $37,500 $18.10 -26.7%
Grand Forks 100 $34,800 $16.70 $39,800 $19.20 -8.5%
Ohio
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Akron 630 $31,200 $15.00 $35,600 $17.10 -11.5%
Canton 510 $27,300 $13.10 $35,300 $17.00 40.9%
Cincinnati 1,970 $32,300 $15.60 $37,200 $17.90 -11.6%
Cleveland 1,930 $32,400 $15.60 $37,400 $18.00 -13.8%
Columbus 1,450 $34,900 $16.80 $42,400 $20.40 -29.3%
Dayton 800 $35,200 $16.90 $46,200 $22.20 -3.4%
Lima 80 $29,800 $14.30 $34,900 $16.80 -32.4%
Mansfield 90 $32,900 $15.80 $37,200 $17.90 -21.1%
Sandusky 60 $30,100 $14.50 $34,900 $16.80 -28.1%
Springfield 90 $33,500 $16.10 $37,100 $17.90 -21.4%
Toledo 600 $31,100 $15.00 $35,900 $17.20 -8.9%
Youngstown 470 $29,300 $14.10 $33,600 $16.20 -4.8%
Oklahoma
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Lawton 180 $29,900 $14.40 $35,500 $17.10 83.3%
Oklahoma City 1,540 $29,500 $14.20 $33,700 $16.20 20.7%
Tulsa 1,060 $31,400 $15.10 $35,500 $17.10 13.1%
Oregon
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bend 260 $37,200 $17.90 $39,800 $19.10 86.9%
Corvallis 80 $37,800 $18.20 $43,100 $20.70 1.6%
Eugene 320 $39,000 $18.70 $44,000 $21.10 2%
Medford 320 $35,800 $17.20 $40,600 $19.50 89.2%
Portland 3,110 $38,700 $18.60 $43,900 $21.10 39.8%
Salem 530 $37,900 $18.20 $42,400 $20.40 61.9%
Pennsylvania
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Allentown 740 $33,000 $15.90 $40,000 $19.30 -1.7%
Altoona 80 $27,400 $13.20 $30,200 $14.50 -37.9%
Erie 240 $26,300 $12.60 $29,100 $14.00 -17.5%
Harrisburg 610 $31,800 $15.30 $36,900 $17.70 -13.3%
Johnstown 150 $23,800 $11.50 $29,300 $14.10 19.5%
Lancaster 450 $32,900 $15.80 $37,000 $17.80 -12.1%
Lebanon 70 $30,400 $14.60 $34,400 $16.60 -35.7%
Philadelphia (Area) 5,680 $34,700 $16.70 $41,400 $19.90 -6.3%
Pittsburgh 2,070 $28,500 $13.70 $33,100 $15.90 -18.2%
Reading 340 $32,100 $15.40 $36,600 $17.60 -8.5%
Scranton 540 $27,300 $13.10 $30,400 $14.60 -6%
State College 120 $29,000 $14.00 $32,500 $15.60 -20.4%
Williamsport 90 $31,200 $15.00 $37,700 $18.10 -19%
York 340 $33,300 $16.00 $40,600 $19.50 -14%
Rhode Island
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Providence 1,240 $37,200 $17.90 $41,800 $20.10 -15.2%
South Carolina
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Anderson 150 $33,700 $16.20 $37,600 $18.10 18.2%
Charleston 590 $35,400 $17.00 $40,600 $19.50 -7.5%
Columbia 820 $32,100 $15.50 $36,100 $17.30 6.7%
Florence 150 $29,600 $14.20 $36,900 $17.70 -15.6%
Greenville 590 $27,600 $13.30 $33,200 $16.00 -10.4%
Myrtle Beach 210 $35,000 $16.80 $41,500 $19.90 -16%
Spartanburg 190 $32,400 $15.60 $38,700 $18.60 -27.7%
Sumter 100 $30,100 $14.50 $34,100 $16.40 32.9%
South Dakota
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Rapid City 170 $29,900 $14.40 $34,400 $16.60 28.8%
Sioux Falls 270 $27,500 $13.20 $31,900 $15.40 -12.9%
Tennessee
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Chattanooga 600 $30,800 $14.80 $37,200 $17.90 18.1%
Clarksville 310 $28,700 $13.80 $33,600 $16.10 73.9%
Cleveland 60 $27,900 $13.40 $33,500 $16.10 -28.1%
Jackson 130 $30,800 $14.80 $37,000 $17.80 0.5%
Johnson City 130 $27,900 $13.40 $34,500 $16.60 -25.2%
Kingsport 290 $27,400 $13.20 $31,000 $14.90 12.9%
Knoxville 780 $37,700 $18.10 $42,900 $20.60 5.5%
Memphis 1,060 $30,500 $14.60 $39,600 $19.00 -22%
Morristown 60 $22,900 $11.00 $31,500 $15.10 -43.3%
Nashville 1,320 $35,100 $16.90 $39,300 $18.90 -18.9%
Texas
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Abilene 120 $32,200 $15.50 $38,500 $18.50 -17.6%
Amarillo 230 $29,800 $14.30 $34,900 $16.80 -7.7%
Austin 1,340 $35,800 $17.20 $40,700 $19.60 -23.8%
Beaumont 200 $24,200 $11.60 $31,700 $15.20 -43.4%
Brownsville 220 $24,900 $12.00 $29,700 $14.30 -23.8%
College Station 140 $29,600 $14.20 $35,500 $17.10 -35.8%
Corpus Christi 450 $29,000 $14.00 $36,000 $17.30 11.3%
Dallas (Area) 5,250 $35,700 $17.20 $40,000 $19.30 -19.8%
El Paso 630 $26,400 $12.70 $30,200 $14.50 1.9%
Houston 5,940 $31,900 $15.30 $39,000 $18.70 2.7%
Killeen 340 $32,700 $15.70 $37,200 $17.90 17.7%
Laredo 90 $22,900 $11.00 $29,100 $14.00 -52.2%
Longview 180 $28,700 $13.80 $32,300 $15.50 -13.6%
Lubbock 540 $21,700 $10.40 $29,900 $14.40 89.2%
McAllen 440 $25,700 $12.40 $31,100 $14.90 -13%
Midland 90 $26,900 $12.90 $29,100 $14.00 -39.3%
Odessa 90 $29,000 $13.90 $36,100 $17.40 -31.2%
San Angelo NA $26,700 $12.80 $32,400 $15.60 NA
San Antonio 1,970 $30,600 $14.70 $35,500 $17.10 2.1%
Sherman 60 $31,900 $15.30 $37,200 $17.90 -31%
Texarkana 80 $29,900 $14.40 $33,700 $16.20 -32.9%
Tyler 280 $34,800 $16.70 $39,300 $18.90 31.7%
Victoria 90 $33,000 $15.90 $36,300 $17.50 -18.6%
Waco 190 $33,200 $16.00 $36,700 $17.60 -15.4%
Wichita Falls 110 $32,300 $15.50 $37,700 $18.10 -15.4%
Utah
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Logan 270 $20,900 $10.00 $26,500 $12.70 146.9%
Ogden 860 $23,400 $11.30 $31,100 $14.90 94.8%
Provo 790 $31,800 $15.30 $35,900 $17.30 103.5%
Salt Lake City 1,620 $29,300 $14.10 $32,700 $15.70 18.6%
St. George 220 $28,700 $13.80 $31,900 $15.30 113.4%
Vermont
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Burlington 170 $34,900 $16.80 $38,700 $18.60 -32.3%
Virginia
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Blacksburg 70 $28,600 $13.70 $31,300 $15.00 -52.4%
Charlottesville 230 $33,600 $16.20 $37,500 $18.00 8%
Danville 80 $28,100 $13.50 $32,500 $15.60 -11.3%
Harrisonburg 130 $26,600 $12.80 $29,900 $14.40 -4.7%
Lynchburg 180 $29,300 $14.10 $34,200 $16.40 -19.3%
Richmond 1,170 $32,700 $15.70 $40,100 $19.30 -12.9%
Roanoke 180 $31,300 $15.00 $37,300 $17.90 -45.7%
Virginia Beach 1,650 $32,400 $15.60 $36,800 $17.70 -0.3%
Winchester 90 $31,100 $14.90 $36,800 $17.70 -26.4%
Washington
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Bellingham 290 $40,600 $19.50 $45,800 $22.00 71.9%
Bremerton 320 $37,800 $18.20 $41,800 $20.10 74.4%
Kennewick 300 $41,000 $19.70 $48,400 $23.30 35.7%
Longview 120 $33,700 $16.20 $38,000 $18.30 48.8%
Mount Vernon 190 $37,000 $17.80 $46,000 $22.10 91.4%
Olympia 380 $40,000 $19.30 $44,300 $21.30 74.2%
Seattle (Area) 5,490 $40,000 $19.20 $45,900 $22.10 48.4%
Spokane 780 $32,900 $15.80 $36,700 $17.70 71.4%
Wenatchee 110 $33,900 $16.30 $37,800 $18.20 26%
Yakima 350 $30,800 $14.80 $37,400 $18.00 94.1%
West Virginia
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Charleston 280 $26,400 $12.70 $30,000 $14.40 -14.6%
Huntington 230 $25,900 $12.40 $28,800 $13.90 -7.2%
Morgantown 100 $27,900 $13.40 $32,400 $15.60 -26.3%
Parkersburg 150 $26,600 $12.80 $29,400 $14.10 -1.2%
Wheeling 100 $26,100 $12.50 $32,600 $15.70 -31.1%
Wisconsin
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Appleton 230 $32,900 $15.80 $38,000 $18.30 -11.5%
Eau Claire 180 $32,600 $15.70 $44,500 $21.40 2.4%
Fond du Lac 140 $33,600 $16.20 $36,500 $17.50 48.6%
Green Bay 300 $36,200 $17.40 $41,600 $20.00 -21.3%
Janesville 140 $35,700 $17.20 $41,600 $20.00 2.6%
La Crosse 150 $33,200 $16.00 $36,800 $17.70 -7.7%
Madison 500 $34,800 $16.70 $39,300 $18.90 -33.5%
Milwaukee 1,680 $33,300 $16.00 $37,800 $18.20 -7.7%
Oshkosh 190 $32,700 $15.70 $35,900 $17.30 -3%
Racine 140 $39,300 $18.90 $46,200 $22.20 -16.7%
Sheboygan 110 $35,900 $17.20 $41,300 $19.80 -17.3%
Wausau 160 $34,100 $16.40 $39,800 $19.10 8.5%
Wyoming
City/Area Employees Median
Annual Salary
Median
Hourly Wage
Top 25%
Annual Salary
Top 25%
Hourly Wage
Job Density
Casper 80 $33,700 $16.20 $38,800 $18.70 -12.8%
Cheyenne 100 $32,600 $15.70 $36,800 $17.70 3.6%

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