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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment7,660
Mean wage$24.18
Entry wage$15.75
10th percentile wage$13.80
50th percentile wage$24.00
90th percentile wage$34.20
 Top Employing Industries
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing2,37030.9%
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing2,35030.6%
Machinery Manufacturing1,23016.1%
Miscellaneous Manufacturing4205.5%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing2,35027.17
Repair and Maintenance2025.90
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing39025.21
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services2024.76
Machinists (51-4041)
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Include precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$24.00 $19.03  $4.97
2016$23.15+3.7%$18.35 +3.7%$4.79
2015$22.60+2.4%$17.92 +2.4%$4.68
2014$22.08+2.3%$17.51 +2.3%$4.57
2013$21.67+1.9%$17.18 +1.9%$4.49
2012$21.31+1.7%$16.89 +1.7%$4.41
2011$20.96+1.6%$16.62 +1.6%$4.34
2010$20.74+1.1%$16.44 +1.1%$4.29
2009$20.38+1.8%$16.16 +1.8%$4.22
2008$19.85+2.7%$15.74 +2.7%$4.11
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$24.00 $22.06  $1.94
2016$23.15+3.7%$21.36 +3.3%$1.79
2015$22.60+2.4%$20.91 +2.1%$1.69
2014$22.08+2.3%$20.46 +2.2%$1.62
2013$21.67+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%$1.62
2012$21.31+1.7%$19.70 +1.7%$1.60
2011$20.96+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$1.57
2010$20.74+1.1%$19.07 +1.7%$1.67
2009$20.38+1.8%$18.81 +1.4%$1.57
2008$19.85+2.7%$18.33 +2.6%$1.52

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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