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Regional Report | Summary 11-03 | November 2011

High-tech Industries in Massachusetts: Employment and Wage Trends during the 2001–2009 Period

Chart 2. High-Tech Wages by State, 2009
Area name Employment(1) Employment percent relative standard error(3) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage(2) Wage percent relative standard error(3) Hourly 10th percentile wage Hourly 25th percentile wage Hourly median wage Hourly 75th percentile wage Hourly 90th percentile wage

Alabama

1863620 0.4 18.03 37500 0.5 7.48 9.33 13.95 22.01 32.2

Alaska

308140 0.9 23.41 48690 1.3 9.7 13.13 19.5 29.97 41.57

Arizona

2479120 0.7 19.67 40910 0.7 8.14 10.49 15.49 23.59 35.73

Arkansas

1147660 0.7 16.65 34640 0.8 7.5 9.22 13.18 19.71 28.93

California

14532640 0.3 23.82 49550 0.4 8.95 11.21 17.92 29.93 46.06

Colorado

2234250 0.4 22.11 45990 0.5 8.55 11.51 17.44 27.22 41.06

Connecticut

1648950 0.7 24.5 50950 0.9 9.22 12.53 19.29 30.37 44.2

Delaware

412570 1.2 22.25 46270 1 8.58 11.34 17.16 27.41 40.83

District of Columbia

637180 1.3 34.01 70740 7.3 11.08 16.81 27.79 45.53 65

Florida

7355940 0.3 18.96 39440 0.3 8.02 10.06 14.58 22.58 34.26

Georgia

3889160 0.3 19.88 41340 0.5 7.64 9.87 15.04 24.19 36.98

Guam

60910 0.7 14.33 29810 1.1 7.09 7.89 11.18 17.1 25.49

Hawaii

587810 0.9 20.56 42760 1.7 8.63 11.38 16.61 25.28 37.03

Idaho

614520 1 18.23 37920 1.3 7.81 9.96 14.44 22.17 32.3

Illinois

5704240 0.4 22.17 46110 0.8 8.42 10.56 16.74 27.81 41.8

Indiana

2787780 0.6 18.43 38330 0.6 7.77 10.04 14.72 22.47 32.4

Iowa

1471130 0.6 17.77 36960 0.8 7.97 10.04 14.4 21.41 30.57

Kansas

1348710 0.8 18.52 38530 0.8 7.77 9.97 14.64 22.63 33.06

Kentucky

1748610 0.8 17.97 37370 0.6 7.63 9.74 14.38 21.76 31.24

Louisiana

1871950 0.5 17.6 36610 0.4 7.45 9.28 14.16 21.82 31.12

Maine

589090 0.6 18.53 38550 0.6 8.42 10.69 15.01 22.09 31.58

Maryland

2503410 0.7 23.8 49510 0.5 8.45 11.76 18.77 30 45.82

Massachusetts

3169010 0.4 25.34 52710 0.5 9.47 12.85 19.64 31.47 47.64

Michigan

3893900 0.4 20.64 42930 0.5 8.19 10.67 16.22 25.81 37.62

Minnesota

2627640 0.4 21.6 44940 0.7 8.59 11.55 17.14 26.36 39.26

Mississippi

1096890 0.8 16.14 33570 0.7 7.43 9.01 12.74 19.26 28.33

Missouri

2668450 0.4 18.87 39250 0.6 7.83 9.87 14.7 23.08 34.19

Montana

432240 0.7 16.87 35090 0.6 7.72 9.51 13.65 20.53 29.56

Nebraska

916770 0.5 17.94 37310 0.7 7.73 9.96 14.39 21.81 31.62

Nevada

1179860 0.8 19.42 40400 0.7 8.09 10.7 15.26 23.8 35.21

New Hampshire

619390 0.7 21.02 43720 0.9 8.72 11.41 16.36 25.15 37.96

New Jersey

3850770 0.5 24.04 50010 0.4 8.71 11.72 18.56 30.32 45.79

New Mexico

800390 0.4 18.71 38920 1.3 7.83 9.34 14.1 23.2 35.14

New York

8487020 0.3 24.42 50790 0.5 8.7 11.77 18.49 30 46.1

North Carolina

3896750 0.3 18.95 39420 0.4 7.81 10.02 14.7 22.5 33.99

North Dakota

353630 1.1 17.31 36010 0.7 7.77 9.88 14.06 20.86 29.91

Ohio

5091490 0.4 19.37 40300 0.4 7.96 10.13 15.3 23.93 34.79

Oklahoma

1525330 0.7 17.22 35830 0.5 7.46 9.24 13.53 20.56 30.54

Oregon

1624490 0.5 20.45 42540 0.6 9.14 11.07 16.16 24.69 36.81

Pennsylvania

5572660 0.3 20.21 42040 0.4 8.21 10.67 15.87 24.5 36.33

Puerto Rico

962030 0.9 12.35 25690 1.1 6.95 7.48 9.26 14.08 20.55

Rhode Island

458760 0.8 21.31 44320 1.3 8.54 11.21 16.8 26.24 38.94

South Carolina

1802900 0.5 17.81 37040 0.7 7.59 9.61 14.14 21.38 31.51

South Dakota

392890 0.4 16.02 33320 0.4 7.83 9.73 13.06 18.62 27.09

Tennessee

2625140 0.5 17.96 37360 0.6 7.67 9.7 14.17 21.42 31.46

Texas

10289240 0.3 19.76 41100 0.4 7.53 9.55 14.83 24.13 36.92

Utah

1185770 0.6 18.86 39220 1 8.12 10.34 14.79 22.82 33.82

Vermont

294120 1.5 19.68 40940 1.1 9.17 11.42 15.73 23.38 33.98

Virgin Islands

43220 0.9 16.85 35050 1.3 7.84 9.65 13.69 20.75 29.37

Virginia

3589520 0.4 22.29 46360 1.1 8.08 10.82 16.75 27.47 44.36

Washington

2789670 0.4 22.97 47770 1.7 9.55 12.41 18.37 28.83 41.87

West Virginia

704310 0.7 16.62 34580 0.8 7.62 8.83 12.98 20.54 29.36

Wisconsin

2689710 0.6 19.32 40190 0.5 8.05 10.57 15.56 23.62 33.95

Wyoming

282450 0.8 19.19 39910 0.6 8.22 11.05 16.2 24.09 32.8

Footnotes:
(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.
(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by 2080 hours; where an hourly mean wage is not published the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.
(3) The relative standard error is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error the more precise the estimate.

SOC code: Standard Occupational Classification code -- see http://www.bls.gov/soc/home.htm.
Data extracted on May 27, 2010.




Chart 2. High-Tech Wages by State, 2009 — continued
Area name Annual 10th percentile wage(2) Annual 25th percentile wage(2) Annual median wage(2) Annual 75th percentile wage(2) Annual 90th percentile wage(2)

Alabama

15550 19410 29020 45770 66980

Alaska

20170 27300 40570 62330 86460

Arizona

16930 21810 32220 49070 74330

Arkansas

15600 19180 27420 41000 60170

California

18620 23320 37260 62260 95810

Colorado

17780 23950 36270 56620 85410

Connecticut

19180 26050 40120 63170 91940

Delaware

17840 23580 35690 57010 84920

District of Columbia

23040 34970 57810 94710 135200

Florida

16690 20930 30320 46970 71250

Georgia

15890 20530 31290 50310 76920

Guam

14740 16410 23250 35570 53020

Hawaii

17940 23660 34560 52580 77030

Idaho

16240 20730 30030 46100 67190

Illinois

17520 21970 34830 57850 86950

Indiana

16150 20890 30630 46730 67380

Iowa

16570 20870 29940 44530 63580

Kansas

16160 20740 30440 47070 68770

Kentucky

15870 20270 29920 45270 64970

Louisiana

15490 19300 29440 45380 64720

Maine

17520 22230 31230 45940 65690

Maryland

17570 24470 39050 62400 95310

Massachusetts

19700 26720 40840 65450 99090

Michigan

17030 22190 33740 53670 78240

Minnesota

17870 24030 35640 54830 81660

Mississippi

15440 18750 26510 40060 58930

Missouri

16290 20540 30570 48000 71110

Montana

16050 19770 28390 42710 61480

Nebraska

16080 20710 29930 45370 65760

Nevada

16820 22250 31740 49510 73230

New Hampshire

18130 23740 34030 52310 78960

New Jersey

18120 24380 38600 63060 95240

New Mexico

16280 19440 29340 48250 73100

New York

18090 24480 38450 62400 95890

North Carolina

16240 20850 30570 46790 70700

North Dakota

16160 20540 29250 43380 62210

Ohio

16560 21080 31830 49780 72370

Oklahoma

15520 19220 28150 42760 63510

Oregon

19010 23020 33610 51350 76560

Pennsylvania

17080 22200 33010 50950 75570

Puerto Rico

14450 15560 19250 29300 42750

Rhode Island

17770 23320 34940 54570 80990

South Carolina

15790 19980 29420 44470 65540

South Dakota

16300 20230 27170 38730 56350

Tennessee

15960 20170 29470 44550 65430

Texas

15660 19870 30850 50180 76790

Utah

16890 21510 30760 47470 70360

Vermont

19060 23750 32720 48620 70680

Virgin Islands

16310 20070 28480 43160 61090

Virginia

16800 22500 34840 57140 92270

Washington

19860 25810 38210 59970 87090

West Virginia

15840 18360 27000 42720 61070

Wisconsin

16740 21980 32360 49130 70620

Wyoming

17090 22990 33700 50100 68230

Footnotes:
(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by 2080 hours; where an hourly mean wage is not published the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

SOC code: Standard Occupational Classification code -- see http://www.bls.gov/soc/home.htm.
Data extracted on May 27, 2010.

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