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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
All Industry
Estimated employment7,810
Mean wage$19.60
Entry wage$13.63
10th percentile wage$12.39
50th percentile wage$18.37
90th percentile wage$27.86
 Top Employing Industries
Social Assistance2,66034%
Public Administration2,08026.6%
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities1,79022.9%
Ambulatory Health Care Services3704.7%
Educational Services2903.7%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration2,08025.19
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations26019.61
Management of Companies and Enterprises6018.14
Educational Services29017.53
Social and Human Service Assistants (21-1093)
Assist professionals from a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, to provide client services, as well as support for families. May assist clients in identifying available benefits and social and community services and help clients obtain them. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or adult daycare. Exclude "Rehabilitation Counselors" (21-1015), "Personal and Home Care Aides" (39-9021), "Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs" (43-4061), and "Psychiatric Technicians" (29-2053).
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$18.37 $24.32  -$5.95
2015$17.90+2.6%$23.70 +2.6%-$5.79
2014$17.57+1.9%$23.26 +1.9%-$5.69
2013$17.23+1.9%$22.81 +1.9%-$5.58
2012$16.90+2.0%$22.37 +2.0%-$5.47
2011$16.64+1.6%$22.02 +1.6%-$5.38
2010$16.34+1.8%$21.64 +1.8%-$5.29
2009$16.17+1.1%$21.41 +1.1%-$5.23
2008$15.69+3.1%$20.77 +3.1%-$5.08
2007$15.16+3.5%$20.07 +3.5%-$4.91
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$18.37 $21.45  -$3.08
2015$17.90+2.6%$20.85 +2.9%-$2.94
2014$17.57+1.9%$20.40 +2.2%-$2.83
2013$17.23+1.9%$19.99 +2.1%-$2.75
2012$16.90+2.0%$19.65 +1.7%-$2.75
2011$16.64+1.6%$19.34 +1.6%-$2.70
2010$16.34+1.8%$19.02 +1.7%-$2.67
2009$16.17+1.1%$18.76 +1.4%-$2.58
2008$15.69+3.1%$18.28 +2.6%-$2.59
2007$15.16+3.5%$17.69 +3.3%-$2.53
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.
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Connecticut $18.37 7,810
Highest Employment
Connecticut $18.37 7,810

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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