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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
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Estimated employment32,440
Mean wage$37.72
Entry wage$29.55
10th percentile wage$26.96
50th percentile wage$37.29
90th percentile wage$49.11
 Top Employing Industries
Ambulatory Health Care Services6,21019.2%
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities4,89015.1%
Educational Services1,8705.8%
Public Administration1,7005.3%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration1,70040.67
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services4036.55
Management of Companies and Enterprises10036.26
Administrative and Support Services10036.15
Registered Nurses (29-1141)
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Include advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$37.29 $35.74  $1.55
2015$36.34+2.6%$34.83 +2.6%$1.51
2014$35.66+1.9%$34.18 +1.9%$1.48
2013$34.98+1.9%$33.53 +1.9%$1.45
2012$34.30+2.0%$32.88 +2.0%$1.43
2011$33.77+1.6%$32.36 +1.6%$1.40
2010$33.18+1.8%$31.80 +1.8%$1.38
2009$32.82+1.1%$31.46 +1.1%$1.36
2008$31.84+3.1%$30.52 +3.1%$1.32
2007$30.78+3.5%$29.50 +3.5%$1.28
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$37.29 $21.45  $15.84
2015$36.34+2.6%$20.85 +2.9%$15.49
2014$35.66+1.9%$20.40 +2.2%$15.26
2013$34.98+1.9%$19.99 +2.1%$14.99
2012$34.30+2.0%$19.65 +1.7%$14.65
2011$33.77+1.6%$19.34 +1.6%$14.43
2010$33.18+1.8%$19.02 +1.7%$14.16
2009$32.82+1.1%$18.76 +1.4%$14.06
2008$31.84+3.1%$18.28 +2.6%$13.57
2007$30.78+3.5%$17.69 +3.3%$13.08
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 $37.29 32,440
Highest Employment
Connecticut $37.29 32,440

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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