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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment8,140
Mean wage$23.54
Entry wage$15.01
10th percentile wage$13.32
50th percentile wage$22.29
90th percentile wage$36.52
 Top Employing Industries
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing1,88023.1%
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing1,63020%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services5206.3%
Miscellaneous Manufacturing5106.3%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Waste Management and Remediation Services36.00
Management of Companies and Enterprises3030.03
Public Administration5026.29
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (51-9061)
Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$22.29 $19.03  $3.26
2016$21.50+3.7%$18.35 +3.7%$3.14
2015$20.99+2.4%$17.92 +2.4%$3.07
2014$20.51+2.3%$17.51 +2.3%$3.00
2013$20.12+1.9%$17.18 +1.9%$2.94
2012$19.79+1.7%$16.89 +1.7%$2.89
2011$19.47+1.6%$16.62 +1.6%$2.85
2010$19.26+1.1%$16.44 +1.1%$2.82
2009$18.92+1.8%$16.16 +1.8%$2.77
2008$18.43+2.7%$15.74 +2.7%$2.70
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$22.29 $22.06  $0.23
2016$21.50+3.7%$21.36 +3.3%$0.14
2015$20.99+2.4%$20.91 +2.1%$0.08
2014$20.51+2.3%$20.46 +2.2%$0.05
2013$20.12+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%$0.07
2012$19.79+1.7%$19.70 +1.7%$0.08
2011$19.47+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$0.08
2010$19.26+1.1%$19.07 +1.7%$0.19
2009$18.92+1.8%$18.81 +1.4%$0.11
2008$18.43+2.7%$18.33 +2.6%$0.10

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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