SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's median wage climbed 2.4 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to the latest data from state officials.
The Department of Workforce Services said Wednesday that Utah's median wage is $32,050. Greater Salt Lake City has the highest median wage at $34,210, while rural southwest counties posted the lowest median wage at $27,430.
The statistics list median wages for more than 600 different occupations. Officials say the highest-paying jobs include doctors, top managers and engineers, with annual wages of more than $100,000.
The lowest-paying jobs are in the service and hospitality sector, with median pay under $9.00 per hour.
Workforce department chief Kristen Cox says the information helps businesses and job seekers better understand the Utah economy, and helps schools adjust curriculum to meet job demands.