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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
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Estimated employment580
Mean wage$48.49
Entry wage$37.10
10th percentile wage$33.98
50th percentile wage$48.34
90th percentile wage$63.54
 Top Employing Industries
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing51088%
Primary Metal Manufacturing102.4%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing51049.50
Primary Metal Manufacturing1037.29
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services35.95
Materials Engineers (17-2131)
Evaluate materials and develop machinery and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Include those working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials. Include metallurgists and metallurgical engineers, ceramic engineers, and welding engineers.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$48.34 $39.77  $8.57
2015$47.11+2.6%$38.76 +2.6%$8.35
2014$46.23+1.9%$38.03 +1.9%$8.20
2013$45.35+1.9%$37.31 +1.9%$8.04
2012$44.47+2.0%$36.58 +2.0%$7.88
2011$43.77+1.6%$36.01 +1.6%$7.76
2010$43.01+1.8%$35.38 +1.8%$7.62
2009$42.55+1.1%$35.00 +1.1%$7.54
2008$41.28+3.1%$33.96 +3.1%$7.32
2007$39.90+3.5%$32.83 +3.5%$7.07
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$48.34 $21.45  $26.89
2015$47.11+2.6%$20.85 +2.9%$26.26
2014$46.23+1.9%$20.40 +2.2%$25.83
2013$45.35+1.9%$19.99 +2.1%$25.35
2012$44.47+2.0%$19.65 +1.7%$24.82
2011$43.77+1.6%$19.34 +1.6%$24.43
2010$43.01+1.8%$19.02 +1.7%$23.99
2009$42.55+1.1%$18.76 +1.4%$23.79
2008$41.28+3.1%$18.28 +2.6%$23.00
2007$39.90+3.5%$17.69 +3.3%$22.20
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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Best Pay
Connecticut $48.34 580
Highest Employment
Connecticut $48.34 580

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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