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Estimated employment630
Mean wage$38.54
Entry wage$28.40
10th percentile wage$25.89
50th percentile wage$37.49
90th percentile wage$50.18
 Top Employing Industries
Public Administration25040.2%
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing407%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services407%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing4038.93
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services4036.85
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing1036.60
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (29-9011)
Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector. Include environmental protection officers.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$37.49 $35.74  $1.75
2015$36.54+2.6%$34.83 +2.6%$1.71
2014$35.85+1.9%$34.18 +1.9%$1.67
2013$35.17+1.9%$33.53 +1.9%$1.64
2012$34.48+2.0%$32.88 +2.0%$1.61
2011$33.95+1.6%$32.36 +1.6%$1.58
2010$33.35+1.8%$31.80 +1.8%$1.56
2009$33.00+1.1%$31.46 +1.1%$1.54
2008$32.02+3.1%$30.52 +3.1%$1.49
2007$30.94+3.5%$29.50 +3.5%$1.44
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$37.49 $21.45  $16.04
2015$36.54+2.6%$20.85 +2.9%$15.69
2014$35.85+1.9%$20.40 +2.2%$15.45
2013$35.17+1.9%$19.99 +2.1%$15.18
2012$34.48+2.0%$19.65 +1.7%$14.84
2011$33.95+1.6%$19.34 +1.6%$14.61
2010$33.35+1.8%$19.02 +1.7%$14.34
2009$33.00+1.1%$18.76 +1.4%$14.24
2008$32.02+3.1%$18.28 +2.6%$13.74
2007$30.94+3.5%$17.69 +3.3%$13.25
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 $37.49 630
Highest Employment
Connecticut $37.49 630

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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