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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
All Industry
Estimated employment2,180
Mean wage$12.81
Entry wage$9.74
10th percentile wage$9.44
50th percentile wage$11.08
90th percentile wage$19.21
 Top Employing Industries
Personal and Laundry Services1,26057.7%
Miscellaneous Store Retailers35016%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services1808.4%
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry502.5%
Public Administration502.1%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration5015.13
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions13.90
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations11.87
Miscellaneous Store Retailers35011.16
Personal and Laundry Services1,26010.98
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (39-2021)
Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks. Exclude "Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers" (31-9096).
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$11.08 $12.20  -$1.12
2015$10.79+2.7%$11.88 +2.7%-$1.09
2014$10.57+2.0%$11.64 +2.0%-$1.06
2013$10.44+1.3%$11.49 +1.3%-$1.05
2012$10.28+1.5%$11.32 +1.5%-$1.03
2011$10.14+1.4%$11.17 +1.4%-$1.02
2010$10.03+1.1%$11.05 +1.1%-$1.01
2009$9.84+2.0%$10.83 +2.0%-$0.99
2008$9.57+2.8%$10.54 +2.8%-$0.96
2007$9.19+4.1%$10.12 +4.1%-$0.92
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$11.08 $21.45  -$10.37
2015$10.79+2.7%$20.85 +2.9%-$10.06
2014$10.57+2.0%$20.40 +2.2%-$9.83
2013$10.44+1.3%$19.99 +2.1%-$9.55
2012$10.28+1.5%$19.65 +1.7%-$9.36
2011$10.14+1.4%$19.34 +1.6%-$9.19
2010$10.03+1.1%$19.02 +1.7%-$8.98
2009$9.84+2.0%$18.76 +1.4%-$8.92
2008$9.57+2.8%$18.28 +2.6%-$8.70
2007$9.19+4.1%$17.69 +3.3%-$8.50
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 $11.08 2,180
Highest Employment
Connecticut $11.08 2,180

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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