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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
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Estimated employment610
Mean wage$40.88
Entry wage$25.70
10th percentile wage$24.81
50th percentile wage$36.93
90th percentile wage$66.63
 Top Employing Industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services29047.3%
Publishing Industries (except Internet)609.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises203.3%
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities101.8%
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Management of Companies and Enterprises2041.90
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities1040.93
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services29040.75
Publishing Industries (except Internet)6032.22
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries27.59
Art Directors (27-1011)
Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches, and direct workers engaged in art work, layout design, and copy writing for visual communications media, such as magazines, books, newspapers, and packaging.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$36.93 $25.03  $11.90
2015$35.99+2.6%$24.39 +2.6%$11.60
2014$35.32+1.9%$23.94 +1.9%$11.38
2013$34.64+1.9%$23.48 +1.9%$11.16
2012$33.97+2.0%$23.02 +2.0%$10.95
2011$33.44+1.6%$22.67 +1.6%$10.78
2010$32.86+1.8%$22.27 +1.8%$10.59
2009$32.50+1.1%$22.03 +1.1%$10.47
2008$31.54+3.1%$21.37 +3.1%$10.16
2007$30.48+3.5%$20.66 +3.5%$9.82
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$36.93 $21.45  $15.48
2015$35.99+2.6%$20.85 +2.9%$15.14
2014$35.32+1.9%$20.40 +2.2%$14.91
2013$34.64+1.9%$19.99 +2.1%$14.65
2012$33.97+2.0%$19.65 +1.7%$14.32
2011$33.44+1.6%$19.34 +1.6%$14.10
2010$32.86+1.8%$19.02 +1.7%$13.84
2009$32.50+1.1%$18.76 +1.4%$13.75
2008$31.54+3.1%$18.28 +2.6%$13.26
2007$30.48+3.5%$17.69 +3.3%$12.79
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.
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Best Pay
Connecticut $36.93 610
Highest Employment
Connecticut $36.93 610

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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