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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
All Industry
Estimated employment4,270
Mean wage$33.61
Entry wage$23.26
10th percentile wage$21.12
50th percentile wage$31.94
90th percentile wage$48.60
 Top Employing Industries
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing1,03024%
Management of Companies and Enterprises3708.6%
Administrative and Support Services3508.3%
Public Administration3407.9%
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing2305.3%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration34041.87
Postal Service4040.13
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities3037.44
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities13036.68
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (13-1023)
Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing. Include contract specialists, field contractors, purchasers, price analysts, tooling coordinators, and media buyers. Exclude "Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products" (13-1021) and "Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products" (13-1022).
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$31.94 $35.53  -$3.59
2015$30.83+3.6%$34.30 +3.6%-$3.46
2014$30.11+2.4%$33.49 +2.4%-$3.38
2013$29.38+2.5%$32.68 +2.5%-$3.30
2012$28.90+1.7%$32.15 +1.7%-$3.24
2011$28.45+1.6%$31.64 +1.6%-$3.19
2010$27.84+2.2%$30.97 +2.2%-$3.12
2009$27.64+.7%$30.75 +.7%-$3.10
2008$26.79+3.2%$29.80 +3.2%-$3.01
2007$25.91+3.4%$28.82 +3.4%-$2.91
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$31.94 $21.45  $10.49
2015$30.83+3.6%$20.85 +2.9%$9.98
2014$30.11+2.4%$20.40 +2.2%$9.70
2013$29.38+2.5%$19.99 +2.1%$9.38
2012$28.90+1.7%$19.65 +1.7%$9.25
2011$28.45+1.6%$19.34 +1.6%$9.11
2010$27.84+2.2%$19.02 +1.7%$8.83
2009$27.64+.7%$18.76 +1.4%$8.88
2008$26.79+3.2%$18.28 +2.6%$8.51
2007$25.91+3.4%$17.69 +3.3%$8.21
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 $31.94 4,270
Highest Employment
Connecticut $31.94 4,270

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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