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Average Oahu hourly wage was $22.04 in May 2012

HONOLULU (AP) - Oahu workers earned an average hourly wage of $22.24 in May 2012.

The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday that's 1% above the nationwide average of $22.01.

Of 22 major occupational groups, Oahu construction and extraction workers earned an average hourly wage of $30.27. That rate is 40% more than the national average of $21.61.

The highest paid workers were in the legal field, earning an average of $43.11 per hour. That's 9% lower than the $47.39 per hour national average for legal workers.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Oahu is the top-paying U.S. metropolitan area for hotel, motel and resort desk clerks, at an average of $18.82 an hour.

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