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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment4,240
Mean wage$34.55
Entry wage$24.24
10th percentile wage$22.00
50th percentile wage$32.84
90th percentile wage$49.78
 Top Employing Industries
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing98023%
Administrative and Support Services4109.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises4009.3%
Public Administration3508.3%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration35041.99
Postal Service4040.87
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities13037.79
Purchasing Agents, Ex. Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (13-1023)
Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing. Include contract specialists, field contractors, purchasers, price analysts, tooling coordinators, and media buyers. Exclude "Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products" (13-1021) and "Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Ex. Farm Products" (13-1022).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$32.84 $35.84  -$2.99
2016$31.90+2.9%$34.82 +2.9%-$2.91
2015$31.02+2.9%$33.85 +2.9%-$2.83
2014$30.29+2.4%$33.05 +2.4%-$2.76
2013$29.55+2.5%$32.25 +2.5%-$2.69
2012$29.07+1.7%$31.73 +1.7%-$2.65
2011$28.62+1.6%$31.23 +1.6%-$2.61
2010$28.01+2.2%$30.57 +2.2%-$2.55
2009$27.81+.7%$30.35 +.7%-$2.54
2008$26.95+3.2%$29.41 +3.2%-$2.46
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$32.84 $22.06  $10.78
2016$31.90+2.9%$21.36 +3.3%$10.55
2015$31.02+2.9%$20.91 +2.1%$10.11
2014$30.29+2.4%$20.46 +2.2%$9.83
2013$29.55+2.5%$20.05 +2.1%$9.51
2012$29.07+1.7%$19.70 +1.7%$9.37
2011$28.62+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$9.22
2010$28.01+2.2%$19.07 +1.7%$8.94
2009$27.81+.7%$18.81 +1.4%$9.00
2008$26.95+3.2%$18.33 +2.6%$8.62

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017

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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