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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
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Estimated employment890
Mean wage$24.22
Entry wage$18.21
10th percentile wage$16.58
50th percentile wage$23.26
90th percentile wage$34.14
 Top Employing Industries
Chemical Manufacturing37041.3%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services17018.5%
Administrative and Support Services809.1%
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods505.9%
Public Administration303.1%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration3028.80
Management of Companies and Enterprises28.36
Chemical Manufacturing37023.41
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services17022.48
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods5021.87
Chemical Technicians (19-4031)
Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for purposes, such as research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$23.26 $38.46  -$15.20
2015$22.67+2.6%$37.48 +2.6%-$14.81
2014$22.24+1.9%$36.78 +1.9%-$14.53
2013$21.82+1.9%$36.08 +1.9%-$14.25
2012$21.40+2.0%$35.38 +2.0%-$13.98
2011$21.06+1.6%$34.83 +1.6%-$13.76
2010$20.69+1.8%$34.22 +1.8%-$13.52
2009$20.47+1.1%$33.85 +1.1%-$13.37
2008$19.86+3.1%$32.84 +3.1%-$12.98
2007$19.20+3.5%$31.74 +3.5%-$12.54
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$23.26 $21.45  $1.81
2015$22.67+2.6%$20.85 +2.9%$1.82
2014$22.24+1.9%$20.40 +2.2%$1.84
2013$21.82+1.9%$19.99 +2.1%$1.83
2012$21.40+2.0%$19.65 +1.7%$1.75
2011$21.06+1.6%$19.34 +1.6%$1.72
2010$20.69+1.8%$19.02 +1.7%$1.68
2009$20.47+1.1%$18.76 +1.4%$1.71
2008$19.86+3.1%$18.28 +2.6%$1.59
2007$19.20+3.5%$17.69 +3.3%$1.50
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 $23.26 890
Highest Employment
Connecticut $23.26 890

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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