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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
All Industry
Estimated employment1,440
Mean wage$33.94
Entry wage$20.47
10th percentile wage$18.38
50th percentile wage$32.75
90th percentile wage$51.73
 Top Employing Industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services35024.4%
Educational Services19013.1%
Public Administration15010.7%
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations1208.4%
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities1107.5%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing3045.25
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities3041.03
Management of Companies and Enterprises5038.48
Broadcasting (except Internet)4037.39
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities11036.87
Public Relations Specialists (27-3031)
Engage in promoting or creating good will for individuals, groups, or organizations by writing or selecting favorable publicity material and releasing it through various communications media. May prepare and arrange displays, and make speeches.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$32.75 $25.03  $7.72
2015$31.92+2.6%$24.39 +2.6%$7.52
2014$31.32+1.9%$23.94 +1.9%$7.38
2013$30.72+1.9%$23.48 +1.9%$7.24
2012$30.12+2.0%$23.02 +2.0%$7.10
2011$29.66+1.6%$22.67 +1.6%$6.99
2010$29.14+1.8%$22.27 +1.8%$6.87
2009$28.83+1.1%$22.03 +1.1%$6.79
2008$27.97+3.1%$21.37 +3.1%$6.59
2007$27.03+3.5%$20.66 +3.5%$6.37
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$32.75 $21.45  $11.30
2015$31.92+2.6%$20.85 +2.9%$11.07
2014$31.32+1.9%$20.40 +2.2%$10.92
2013$30.72+1.9%$19.99 +2.1%$10.73
2012$30.12+2.0%$19.65 +1.7%$10.48
2011$29.66+1.6%$19.34 +1.6%$10.32
2010$29.14+1.8%$19.02 +1.7%$10.12
2009$28.83+1.1%$18.76 +1.4%$10.07
2008$27.97+3.1%$18.28 +2.6%$9.69
2007$27.03+3.5%$17.69 +3.3%$9.34
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 $32.75 1,440
Highest Employment
Connecticut $32.75 1,440

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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