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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
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Estimated employment2,850
Mean wage$15.71
Entry wage$9.77
10th percentile wage$9.40
50th percentile wage$12.80
90th percentile wage$25.98
 Top Employing Industries
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods68023.7%
Food Services and Drinking Places63022.1%
Nonstore Retailers2508.9%
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers2207.8%
Personal and Laundry Services2006.8%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Nonstore Retailers25017.70
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers17.52
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing13016.75
Personal and Laundry Services20014.97
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods68014.91
Driver/Sales Workers (53-3031)
Drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up and deliver items, such as laundry. May also take orders and collect payments. Include newspaper delivery drivers. Exclude "Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services" (53-3033) and "Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers" (49-9091).
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$12.80 $16.00  -$3.20
2015$12.37+3.5%$15.46 +3.5%-$3.09
2014$12.09+2.3%$15.12 +2.3%-$3.02
2013$11.90+1.6%$14.87 +1.6%-$2.97
2012$11.62+2.4%$14.53 +2.4%-$2.90
2011$11.48+1.2%$14.35 +1.2%-$2.87
2010$11.27+1.9%$14.08 +1.9%-$2.81
2009$11.08+1.7%$13.85 +1.7%-$2.77
2008$10.78+2.8%$13.48 +2.8%-$2.69
2007$10.50+2.7%$13.12 +2.7%-$2.62
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$12.80 $21.45  -$8.65
2015$12.37+3.5%$20.85 +2.9%-$8.47
2014$12.09+2.3%$20.40 +2.2%-$8.31
2013$11.90+1.6%$19.99 +2.1%-$8.09
2012$11.62+2.4%$19.65 +1.7%-$8.02
2011$11.48+1.2%$19.34 +1.6%-$7.86
2010$11.27+1.9%$19.02 +1.7%-$7.75
2009$11.08+1.7%$18.76 +1.4%-$7.67
2008$10.78+2.8%$18.28 +2.6%-$7.49
2007$10.50+2.7%$17.69 +3.3%-$7.19
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 $12.80 2,850
Highest Employment
Connecticut $12.80 2,850

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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