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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment410
Mean wage$52.14
Entry wage$30.68
10th percentile wage$24.00
50th percentile wage$51.39
90th percentile wage$78.29
 Top Employing Industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services39094.5%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services39051.72
Biochemists and Biophysicists (19-1021)
Study the chemical composition and physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$51.39 $35.99  $15.40
2016$50.19+2.4%$35.15 +2.4%$15.04
2015$49.23+2%$34.47 +2%$14.75
2014$48.30+1.9%$33.83 +1.9%$14.48
2013$47.38+1.9%$33.18 +1.9%$14.20
2012$46.46+2%$32.54 +2%$13.92
2011$45.74+1.6%$32.03 +1.6%$13.71
2010$44.94+1.8%$31.47 +1.8%$13.47
2009$44.46+1.1%$31.13 +1.1%$13.32
2008$43.13+3.1%$30.21 +3.1%$12.93
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$51.39 $22.06  $29.33
2016$50.19+2.4%$21.36 +3.3%$28.83
2015$49.23+2%$20.91 +2.1%$28.32
2014$48.30+1.9%$20.46 +2.2%$27.84
2013$47.38+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%$27.33
2012$46.46+2%$19.70 +1.7%$26.76
2011$45.74+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$26.34
2010$44.94+1.8%$19.07 +1.7%$25.87
2009$44.46+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%$25.64
2008$43.13+3.1%$18.33 +2.6%$24.80

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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