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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment200
Mean wage$37.39
Entry wage$17.20
10th percentile wage$14.07
50th percentile wage$32.08
90th percentile wage$65.39
 Top Employing Industries
Support Activities for Transportation5026.8%
Educational Services209%
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries106.2%
Public Administration105.4%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Water Transportation55.74
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries1032.48
Public Administration1029.66
Support Activities for Transportation5027.08
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels (53-5021)
Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats, that travel into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, and sounds and on rivers, lakes, bays, and oceans. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard. Exclude "Motorboat Operators" (53-5022).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$32.08 $16.65  $15.43
2016$30.62+4.8%$15.89 +4.8%$14.73
2015$29.90+2.4%$15.52 +2.4%$14.38
2014$29.24+2.3%$15.17 +2.3%$14.06
2013$28.77+1.6%$14.93 +1.6%$13.84
2012$28.10+2.4%$14.58 +2.4%$13.51
2011$27.75+1.2%$14.40 +1.2%$13.35
2010$27.23+1.9%$14.13 +1.9%$13.10
2009$26.79+1.7%$13.90 +1.7%$12.88
2008$26.07+2.8%$13.53 +2.8%$12.54
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$32.08 $22.06  $10.02
2016$30.62+4.8%$21.36 +3.3%$9.27
2015$29.90+2.4%$20.91 +2.1%$9.00
2014$29.24+2.3%$20.46 +2.2%$8.77
2013$28.77+1.6%$20.05 +2.1%$8.72
2012$28.10+2.4%$19.70 +1.7%$8.39
2011$27.75+1.2%$19.39 +1.6%$8.36
2010$27.23+1.9%$19.07 +1.7%$8.16
2009$26.79+1.7%$18.81 +1.4%$7.98
2008$26.07+2.8%$18.33 +2.6%$7.74

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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