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Valley workers earns less than national average

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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 2:51 pm

The average worker in the Phoenix metropolitan area earned 1 percent below the United States average last year, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The average hourly worker made $21.61 per hour in May 2011, while the national average was $21.74 per hour.

Office and administrative support jobs accounted for the largest percentage of jobs at 18.3 percent, compared to 16.7 percent nationally.

Management occupations in the area were highest paid at $48.07 per hour, followed by legal occupations at $44.99 per hour.

For complete May 2011 Occupational Employment Statistics for Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, visit

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