#### Answer

mean is \$36,900
median is \$22,000
The median is more representative of the five salaries. One salary that is much higher than the other four skews the mean value.

#### Work Step by Step

To find the mean, sum all the salaries and divide the sum by the number of salaries given.
$mean=\frac{17500+19000+22000+27500+98500}{5}=\frac{184500}{5}=36900$
To find the median, list the salaries in order and find the salary that appears at the midpoint of the list.
$17500, 19000, \underset\uparrow22000, 27500, 98500$