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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment5,850
Mean wage$40.03
Entry wage$28.14
10th percentile wage$25.44
50th percentile wage$39.68
90th percentile wage$56.78
 Top Employing Industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services4,37074.7%
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities2504.2%
Management of Companies and Enterprises1903.3%
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities1502.5%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities25046.99
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities15044.59
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers1043.72
Publishing Industries (except Internet)12043.64
Computer Programmers (15-1131)
Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$39.68 $42.20  -$2.52
2016$38.75+2.4%$41.21 +2.4%-$2.46
2015$38.01+2%$40.42 +2%-$2.41
2014$37.30+1.9%$39.67 +1.9%-$2.36
2013$36.58+1.9%$38.91 +1.9%-$2.32
2012$35.87+2%$38.15 +2%-$2.27
2011$35.32+1.6%$37.56 +1.6%-$2.24
2010$34.70+1.8%$36.90 +1.8%-$2.20
2009$34.33+1.1%$36.51 +1.1%-$2.17
2008$33.30+3.1%$35.42 +3.1%-$2.11
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$39.68 $22.06  $17.62
2016$38.75+2.4%$21.36 +3.3%$17.40
2015$38.01+2%$20.91 +2.1%$17.10
2014$37.30+1.9%$20.46 +2.2%$16.84
2013$36.58+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%$16.54
2012$35.87+2%$19.70 +1.7%$16.17
2011$35.32+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$15.92
2010$34.70+1.8%$19.07 +1.7%$15.63
2009$34.33+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%$15.52
2008$33.30+3.1%$18.33 +2.6%$14.98

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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