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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
All Industry
Estimated employment1,590
Mean wage$19.14
Entry wage$13.14
10th percentile wage$11.33
50th percentile wage$18.36
90th percentile wage$28.46
 Top Employing Industries
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods27017.1%
Nonstore Retailers27016.6%
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods24015.3%
Machinery Manufacturing804.8%
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers704.7%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Administrative and Support Services2024.37
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers2023.37
Management of Companies and Enterprises5022.56
General Merchandise Stores1021.21
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing19.78
Order Clerks (43-4151)
Receive and process incoming orders for materials, merchandise, classified ads, or services such as repairs, installations, or rental of facilities. Duties include informing customers of receipt, prices, shipping dates, and delays; preparing contracts; and handling complaints. Exclude "Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance" (43-5032) who both dispatch and take orders for services.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$18.36 $19.31  -$0.94
2015$17.70+3.8%$18.61 +3.8%-$0.91
2014$17.35+2.0%$18.25 +2.0%-$0.89
2013$17.00+2.0%$17.88 +2.0%-$0.87
2012$16.71+1.7%$17.58 +1.7%-$0.86
2011$16.41+1.8%$17.26 +1.8%-$0.84
2010$16.15+1.6%$16.99 +1.6%-$0.83
2009$15.85+1.9%$16.67 +1.9%-$0.81
2008$15.41+2.8%$16.21 +2.8%-$0.79
2007$14.92+3.3%$15.69 +3.3%-$0.77
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$18.36 $21.45  -$3.09
2015$17.70+3.8%$20.85 +2.9%-$3.15
2014$17.35+2.0%$20.40 +2.2%-$3.05
2013$17.00+2.0%$19.99 +2.1%-$2.99
2012$16.71+1.7%$19.65 +1.7%-$2.93
2011$16.41+1.8%$19.34 +1.6%-$2.93
2010$16.15+1.6%$19.02 +1.7%-$2.86
2009$15.85+1.9%$18.76 +1.4%-$2.91
2008$15.41+2.8%$18.28 +2.6%-$2.86
2007$14.92+3.3%$17.69 +3.3%-$2.77
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 $18.36 1,590
Highest Employment
Connecticut $18.36 1,590

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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