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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment1,210
Mean wage$33.69
Entry wage$26.97
10th percentile wage$25.84
50th percentile wage$33.02
90th percentile wage$43.75
 Top Employing Industries
Ambulatory Health Care Services605.1%
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods402.9%
Rental and Leasing Services302.4%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Health and Personal Care Stores35.47
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods4029.64
Ambulatory Health Care Services6028.88
Respiratory Therapists (29-1126)
Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$33.02 $36.43  -$3.41
2016$32.25+2.4%$35.58 +2.4%-$3.33
2015$31.63+2%$34.90 +2%-$3.26
2014$31.04+1.9%$34.24 +1.9%-$3.20
2013$30.44+1.9%$33.59 +1.9%-$3.14
2012$29.85+2%$32.93 +2%-$3.08
2011$29.39+1.6%$32.42 +1.6%-$3.03
2010$28.87+1.8%$31.85 +1.8%-$2.98
2009$28.56+1.1%$31.51 +1.1%-$2.94
2008$27.71+3.1%$30.58 +3.1%-$2.86
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$33.02 $22.06  $10.96
2016$32.25+2.4%$21.36 +3.3%$10.89
2015$31.63+2%$20.91 +2.1%$10.72
2014$31.04+1.9%$20.46 +2.2%$10.58
2013$30.44+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%$10.40
2012$29.85+2%$19.70 +1.7%$10.15
2011$29.39+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$9.99
2010$28.87+1.8%$19.07 +1.7%$9.80
2009$28.56+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%$9.75
2008$27.71+3.1%$18.33 +2.6%$9.39

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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