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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
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Estimated employment1,010
Mean wage$30.31
Entry wage$16.47
10th percentile wage$15.14
50th percentile wage$26.01
90th percentile wage$44.27
 Top Employing Industries
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods21020.9%
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods17017.2%
Food and Beverage Stores11010.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises909.4%
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers606.3%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Management of Companies and Enterprises9034.41
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers6027.17
Nonstore Retailers6026.70
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods17026.27
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods21025.32
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (13-1022)
Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$26.01 $35.53  -$9.52
2015$25.11+3.6%$34.30 +3.6%-$9.19
2014$24.52+2.4%$33.49 +2.4%-$8.97
2013$23.92+2.5%$32.68 +2.5%-$8.75
2012$23.53+1.7%$32.15 +1.7%-$8.61
2011$23.17+1.6%$31.64 +1.6%-$8.47
2010$22.67+2.2%$30.97 +2.2%-$8.29
2009$22.51+.7%$30.75 +.7%-$8.23
2008$21.81+3.2%$29.80 +3.2%-$7.98
2007$21.10+3.4%$28.82 +3.4%-$7.72
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$26.01 $21.45  $4.56
2015$25.11+3.6%$20.85 +2.9%$4.26
2014$24.52+2.4%$20.40 +2.2%$4.11
2013$23.92+2.5%$19.99 +2.1%$3.93
2012$23.53+1.7%$19.65 +1.7%$3.88
2011$23.17+1.6%$19.34 +1.6%$3.82
2010$22.67+2.2%$19.02 +1.7%$3.66
2009$22.51+.7%$18.76 +1.4%$3.75
2008$21.81+3.2%$18.28 +2.6%$3.54
2007$21.10+3.4%$17.69 +3.3%$3.40
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Connecticut $26.01 1,010
Highest Employment
Connecticut $26.01 1,010

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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