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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
All Industry
Estimated employment7,090
Mean wage$17.54
Entry wage$13.13
10th percentile wage$12.60
50th percentile wage$16.76
90th percentile wage$24.05
 Top Employing Industries
Ambulatory Health Care Services5,96084%
Administrative and Support Services801.2%
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities300.4%
Public Administration200.2%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration2022.18
Administrative and Support Services8016.95
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities3016.80
Ambulatory Health Care Services5,96016.39
Medical Assistants (31-9092)
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician. Exclude "Physician Assistants" (29-1071).
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$16.76 $15.32  $1.44
2015$16.31+2.7%$14.91 +2.7%$1.40
2014$15.99+2.0%$14.62 +2.0%$1.37
2013$15.79+1.3%$14.43 +1.3%$1.36
2012$15.56+1.5%$14.22 +1.5%$1.34
2011$15.34+1.4%$14.02 +1.4%$1.32
2010$15.18+1.1%$13.87 +1.1%$1.30
2009$14.88+2.0%$13.60 +2.0%$1.28
2008$14.48+2.8%$13.23 +2.8%$1.24
2007$13.91+4.1%$12.71 +4.1%$1.19
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$16.76 $21.45  -$4.69
2015$16.31+2.7%$20.85 +2.9%-$4.53
2014$15.99+2.0%$20.40 +2.2%-$4.41
2013$15.79+1.3%$19.99 +2.1%-$4.20
2012$15.56+1.5%$19.65 +1.7%-$4.09
2011$15.34+1.4%$19.34 +1.6%-$4.00
2010$15.18+1.1%$19.02 +1.7%-$3.83
2009$14.88+2.0%$18.76 +1.4%-$3.87
2008$14.48+2.8%$18.28 +2.6%-$3.80
2007$13.91+4.1%$17.69 +3.3%-$3.78
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 $16.76 7,090
Highest Employment
Connecticut $16.76 7,090

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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