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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment850
Mean wage$29.89
Entry wage$22.25
10th percentile wage$20.86
50th percentile wage$28.91
90th percentile wage$39.65
 Top Employing Industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services62073.8%
Construction of Buildings606.9%
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing506%
Public Administration303.8%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Construction of Buildings6032.88
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing5032.22
Public Administration3031.44
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services62028.51
Architectural and Civil Drafters (17-3011)
Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works. Utilize knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$28.91 $39.93  -$11.02
2016$28.23+2.4%$39.00 +2.4%-$10.76
2015$27.69+2%$38.25 +2%-$10.55
2014$27.17+1.9%$37.53 +1.9%-$10.35
2013$26.65+1.9%$36.82 +1.9%-$10.16
2012$26.14+2%$36.10 +2%-$9.96
2011$25.73+1.6%$35.54 +1.6%-$9.80
2010$25.28+1.8%$34.92 +1.8%-$9.63
2009$25.01+1.1%$34.54 +1.1%-$9.53
2008$24.26+3.1%$33.51 +3.1%-$9.24
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$28.91 $22.06  $6.85
2016$28.23+2.4%$21.36 +3.3%$6.88
2015$27.69+2%$20.91 +2.1%$6.78
2014$27.17+1.9%$20.46 +2.2%$6.71
2013$26.65+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%$6.61
2012$26.14+2%$19.70 +1.7%$6.43
2011$25.73+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$6.34
2010$25.28+1.8%$19.07 +1.7%$6.21
2009$25.01+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%$6.20
2008$24.26+3.1%$18.33 +2.6%$5.94

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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