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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment310
Mean wage$24.28
Entry wage$14.97
10th percentile wage$13.51
50th percentile wage$19.18
90th percentile wage$42.50
 Top Employing Industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services21066.6%
Public Administration5015.1%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration5033.48
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services21017.38
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health (19-4091)
Performs laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health. Under direction of an environmental scientist or specialist, may collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing and take corrective actions as assigned.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$19.18 $35.99  -$16.81
2016$18.73+2.4%$35.15 +2.4%-$16.41
2015$18.37+2%$34.47 +2%-$16.10
2014$18.03+1.9%$33.83 +1.9%-$15.80
2013$17.68+1.9%$33.18 +1.9%-$15.49
2012$17.34+2%$32.54 +2%-$15.19
2011$17.07+1.6%$32.03 +1.6%-$14.96
2010$16.77+1.8%$31.47 +1.8%-$14.69
2009$16.59+1.1%$31.13 +1.1%-$14.54
2008$16.10+3.1%$30.21 +3.1%-$14.10
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$19.18 $22.06  -$2.88
2016$18.73+2.4%$21.36 +3.3%-$2.62
2015$18.37+2%$20.91 +2.1%-$2.53
2014$18.03+1.9%$20.46 +2.2%-$2.43
2013$17.68+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%-$2.36
2012$17.34+2%$19.70 +1.7%-$2.36
2011$17.07+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%-$2.32
2010$16.77+1.8%$19.07 +1.7%-$2.29
2009$16.59+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%-$2.21
2008$16.10+3.1%$18.33 +2.6%-$2.23

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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