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State of Connecticut (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment4,020
Mean wage$22.15
Entry wage$17.43
10th percentile wage$16.73
50th percentile wage$22.21
90th percentile wage$28.47
 Top Employing Industries
Education and Health Services3,96098.5%
Public Administration300.8%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration30$24.74
Education and Health Services3,960$22.15
Dental Assistants (31-9091)
Perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$22.21 $15.78  $6.43
2019$21.05+5.5%$14.96 +5.5%$6.09
2018$20.27+3.9%$14.40 +3.9%$5.87
2017$19.62+3.3%$13.94 +3.3%$5.68
2016$18.95+3.5%$13.47 +3.5%$5.49
2015$18.63+1.7%$13.24 +1.7%$5.39
2014$18.26+2.0%$12.97 +2.0%$5.29
2013$18.03+1.3%$12.81 +1.3%$5.22
2012$17.76+1.5%$12.62 +1.5%$5.14
2011$17.52+1.4%$12.45 +1.4%$5.07
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$22.21 $23.93  -$1.72
2019$21.05+5.5%$22.96 +4.2%-$1.90
2018$20.27+3.9%$22.26 +3.1%-$1.99
2017$19.62+3.3%$21.66 +2.8%-$2.04
2016$18.95+3.5%$21.17 +2.3%-$2.21
2015$18.63+1.7%$20.73 +2.1%-$2.09
2014$18.26+2.0%$20.28 +2.2%-$2.02
2013$18.03+1.3%$19.87 +2.1%-$1.84
2012$17.76+1.5%$19.53 +1.7%-$1.76
2011$17.52+1.4%$19.23 +1.6%-$1.70

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2020

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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