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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment1,410
Mean wage$18.76
Entry wage$12.19
10th percentile wage$11.07
50th percentile wage$18.02
90th percentile wage$28.62
 Top Employing Industries
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods26018.7%
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods21014.8%
Nonstore Retailers16011.2%
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers906.2%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers2025.52
Management of Companies and Enterprises5023.37
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing1020.32
Publishing Industries (except Internet)3019.66
Order Clerks (43-4151)
Receive and process incoming orders for materials, merchandise, classified ads, or services such as repairs, installations, or rental of facilities. Duties include informing customers of receipt, prices, shipping dates, and delays; preparing contracts; and handling complaints. Exclude "Dispatchers, Ex. Police, Fire, and Ambulance" (43-5032) who both dispatch and take orders for services.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$18.02 $19.79  -$1.77
2016$17.32+4.1%$19.02 +4.1%-$1.70
2015$16.89+2.5%$18.55 +2.5%-$1.65
2014$16.56+2%$18.18 +2%-$1.62
2013$16.23+2%$17.82 +2%-$1.59
2012$15.95+1.7%$17.52 +1.7%-$1.56
2011$15.66+1.8%$17.20 +1.8%-$1.53
2010$15.41+1.6%$16.93 +1.6%-$1.51
2009$15.12+1.9%$16.61 +1.9%-$1.48
2008$14.71+2.8%$16.16 +2.8%-$1.44
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$18.02 $22.06  -$4.04
2016$17.32+4.1%$21.36 +3.3%-$4.03
2015$16.89+2.5%$20.91 +2.1%-$4.01
2014$16.56+2%$20.46 +2.2%-$3.90
2013$16.23+2%$20.05 +2.1%-$3.82
2012$15.95+1.7%$19.70 +1.7%-$3.75
2011$15.66+1.8%$19.39 +1.6%-$3.73
2010$15.41+1.6%$19.07 +1.7%-$3.65
2009$15.12+1.9%$18.81 +1.4%-$3.68
2008$14.71+2.8%$18.33 +2.6%-$3.61

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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