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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment1,450
Mean wage$34.49
Entry wage$20.84
10th percentile wage$18.65
50th percentile wage$33.52
90th percentile wage$51.32
 Top Employing Industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services27018.7%
Educational Services20013.8%
Public Administration1409.5%
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations1309.2%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities4052.44
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing3046.05
Administrative and Support Services1044.66
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities3041.99
Public Relations Specialists (27-3031)
Engage in promoting or creating good will for individuals, groups, or organizations by writing or selecting favorable publicity material and releasing it through various communications media. May prepare and arrange displays, and make speeches.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$33.52 $25.28  $8.24
2016$32.74+2.4%$24.69 +2.4%$8.05
2015$32.11+2%$24.22 +2%$7.89
2014$31.51+1.9%$23.76 +1.9%$7.75
2013$30.91+1.9%$23.31 +1.9%$7.60
2012$30.30+2%$22.85 +2%$7.45
2011$29.83+1.6%$22.50 +1.6%$7.33
2010$29.31+1.8%$22.11 +1.8%$7.21
2009$29.00+1.1%$21.87 +1.1%$7.13
2008$28.13+3.1%$21.22 +3.1%$6.92
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$33.52 $22.06  $11.46
2016$32.74+2.4%$21.36 +3.3%$11.38
2015$32.11+2%$20.91 +2.1%$11.20
2014$31.51+1.9%$20.46 +2.2%$11.05
2013$30.91+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%$10.86
2012$30.30+2%$19.70 +1.7%$10.60
2011$29.83+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$10.44
2010$29.31+1.8%$19.07 +1.7%$10.24
2009$29.00+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%$10.19
2008$28.13+3.1%$18.33 +2.6%$9.80

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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