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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment4,920
Mean wage$27.68
Entry wage$18.59
10th percentile wage$16.97
50th percentile wage$26.50
90th percentile wage$39.19
 Top Employing Industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services3,99081.3%
Public Administration2004.2%
Administrative and Support Services1703.4%
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities1402.8%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities6040.81
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations40.45
Management of Companies and Enterprises13037.42
Public Administration20035.69
Paralegals and Legal Assistants (23-2011)
Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts, or preparing legal documents. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$26.50 $42.23  -$15.73
2016$25.88+2.4%$41.24 +2.4%-$15.36
2015$25.38+2%$40.45 +2%-$15.06
2014$24.91+1.9%$39.69 +1.9%-$14.78
2013$24.43+1.9%$38.94 +1.9%-$14.50
2012$23.96+2%$38.18 +2%-$14.22
2011$23.59+1.6%$37.59 +1.6%-$13.99
2010$23.17+1.8%$36.93 +1.8%-$13.75
2009$22.92+1.1%$36.53 +1.1%-$13.60
2008$22.24+3.1%$35.44 +3.1%-$13.20
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$26.50 $22.06  $4.44
2016$25.88+2.4%$21.36 +3.3%$4.52
2015$25.38+2%$20.91 +2.1%$4.48
2014$24.91+1.9%$20.46 +2.2%$4.45
2013$24.43+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%$4.38
2012$23.96+2%$19.70 +1.7%$4.25
2011$23.59+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$4.19
2010$23.17+1.8%$19.07 +1.7%$4.10
2009$22.92+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%$4.11
2008$22.24+3.1%$18.33 +2.6%$3.91

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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