Texas Wages and Employment Projections

Texas Wages

TexasWages.com was developed, and is maintained by the Labor Market and Career Information Development Department of the Texas Workforce Commission.

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Occupational Estimates FAQ

Mean Wage:

This is the default wage estimate. Not to be confused with median wage, this number represents the average pay earned by all workers in the selected location occupation. 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.

Median Wage:

The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent workers earn more. It is a measure of what the average worker might expect to make.

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.

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..