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Estimated employment950
Mean wage$17.62
Entry wage$12.16
10th percentile wage$10.92
50th percentile wage$17.11
90th percentile wage$25.55
 Top Employing Industries
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing40042.3%
Textile Mills16016.6%
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing10011%
Machinery Manufacturing505.7%
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing303%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Paper Manufacturing2022.73
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing10018.82
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing3018.54
Machinery Manufacturing5018.13
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing17.63
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators/Tenders (51-9121)
Set up, operate, or tend machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products including food, glassware, cloth, ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood, with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials. Exclude "Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators/Tenders, Metal and Plastic" (51-4193) and "Painters, Transportation Equipment" (51-9122).
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$17.11 $18.67  -$1.56
2015$16.57+3.3%$18.08 +3.3%-$1.51
2014$16.19+2.3%$17.67 +2.3%-$1.47
2013$15.89+1.9%$17.33 +1.9%-$1.44
2012$15.62+1.7%$17.05 +1.7%-$1.42
2011$15.37+1.6%$16.77 +1.6%-$1.40
2010$15.20+1.1%$16.59 +1.1%-$1.38
2009$14.94+1.8%$16.30 +1.8%-$1.36
2008$14.55+2.7%$15.88 +2.7%-$1.32
2007$14.22+2.3%$15.51 +2.3%-$1.29
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$17.11 $21.45  -$4.34
2015$16.57+3.3%$20.85 +2.9%-$4.28
2014$16.19+2.3%$20.40 +2.2%-$4.21
2013$15.89+1.9%$19.99 +2.1%-$4.10
2012$15.62+1.7%$19.65 +1.7%-$4.02
2011$15.37+1.6%$19.34 +1.6%-$3.96
2010$15.20+1.1%$19.02 +1.7%-$3.81
2009$14.94+1.8%$18.76 +1.4%-$3.81
2008$14.55+2.7%$18.28 +2.6%-$3.72
2007$14.22+2.3%$17.69 +3.3%-$3.47
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 $17.11 950
Highest Employment
Connecticut $17.11 950

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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