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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment13,290
Mean wage$16.42
Entry wage$12.07
10th percentile wage$10.92
50th percentile wage$15.78
90th percentile wage$23.43
 Top Employing Industries
Ambulatory Health Care Services5,22039.3%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services1,34010.1%
Personal and Laundry Services1,1408.6%
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities8106.1%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Educational Services42021.22
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing1018.72
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities9018.68
Chemical Manufacturing1018.46
Receptionists and Information Clerks (43-4171)
Answer inquiries and obtain information for general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties. Provide information regarding activities conducted at establishment; location of departments, offices, and employees within organization. Exclude "Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service" (43-2011).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$15.78 $19.79  -$4.01
2016$15.16+4.1%$19.02 +4.1%-$3.85
2015$14.79+2.5%$18.55 +2.5%-$3.75
2014$14.50+2%$18.18 +2%-$3.68
2013$14.21+2%$17.82 +2%-$3.61
2012$13.97+1.7%$17.52 +1.7%-$3.54
2011$13.72+1.8%$17.20 +1.8%-$3.48
2010$13.50+1.6%$16.93 +1.6%-$3.43
2009$13.24+1.9%$16.61 +1.9%-$3.36
2008$12.88+2.8%$16.16 +2.8%-$3.27
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$15.78 $22.06  -$6.28
2016$15.16+4.1%$21.36 +3.3%-$6.19
2015$14.79+2.5%$20.91 +2.1%-$6.11
2014$14.50+2%$20.46 +2.2%-$5.96
2013$14.21+2%$20.05 +2.1%-$5.83
2012$13.97+1.7%$19.70 +1.7%-$5.73
2011$13.72+1.8%$19.39 +1.6%-$5.67
2010$13.50+1.6%$19.07 +1.7%-$5.57
2009$13.24+1.9%$18.81 +1.4%-$5.56
2008$12.88+2.8%$18.33 +2.6%-$5.44

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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