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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment1,420
Mean wage$42.20
Entry wage$29.06
10th percentile wage$26.50
50th percentile wage$40.70
90th percentile wage$61.44
 Top Employing Industries
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities46032%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services32022.5%
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities14010%
Management of Companies and Enterprises805.8%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration4045.47
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities14043.28
Management of Companies and Enterprises8041.95
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services32041.20
Operations Research Analysts (15-2031)
Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods using a computer to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May develop related software, service, or products. Frequently concentrates on collecting and analyzing data and developing decision support software. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$40.70 $42.20  -$1.50
2016$39.75+2.4%$41.21 +2.4%-$1.46
2015$38.99+2%$40.42 +2%-$1.43
2014$38.26+1.9%$39.67 +1.9%-$1.40
2013$37.53+1.9%$38.91 +1.9%-$1.38
2012$36.80+2%$38.15 +2%-$1.35
2011$36.22+1.6%$37.56 +1.6%-$1.33
2010$35.59+1.8%$36.90 +1.8%-$1.31
2009$35.21+1.1%$36.51 +1.1%-$1.29
2008$34.16+3.1%$35.42 +3.1%-$1.25
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$40.70 $22.06  $18.64
2016$39.75+2.4%$21.36 +3.3%$18.39
2015$38.99+2%$20.91 +2.1%$18.08
2014$38.26+1.9%$20.46 +2.2%$17.79
2013$37.53+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%$17.48
2012$36.80+2%$19.70 +1.7%$17.09
2011$36.22+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$16.83
2010$35.59+1.8%$19.07 +1.7%$16.52
2009$35.21+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%$16.40
2008$34.16+3.1%$18.33 +2.6%$15.83

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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