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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
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Estimated employment33,480
Mean wage$17.97
Entry wage$11.65
10th percentile wage$9.93
50th percentile wage$17.25
90th percentile wage$27.03
 Top Employing Industries
Educational Services2,7408.2%
Administrative and Support Services2,7408.2%
Ambulatory Health Care Services2,6908%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services2,4807.4%
Public Administration2,1506.4%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Postal Service2027.95
Public Administration2,15020.47
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities87020.46
Paper Manufacturing6020.43
Office Clerks, General (43-9061)
Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring limited knowledge of office management systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$17.25 $19.31  -$2.06
2015$16.63+3.8%$18.61 +3.8%-$1.98
2014$16.30+2.0%$18.25 +2.0%-$1.94
2013$15.97+2.0%$17.88 +2.0%-$1.90
2012$15.70+1.7%$17.58 +1.7%-$1.87
2011$15.42+1.8%$17.26 +1.8%-$1.84
2010$15.17+1.6%$16.99 +1.6%-$1.81
2009$14.89+1.9%$16.67 +1.9%-$1.77
2008$14.48+2.8%$16.21 +2.8%-$1.72
2007$14.02+3.3%$15.69 +3.3%-$1.67
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$17.25 $21.45  -$4.20
2015$16.63+3.8%$20.85 +2.9%-$4.22
2014$16.30+2.0%$20.40 +2.2%-$4.10
2013$15.97+2.0%$19.99 +2.1%-$4.01
2012$15.70+1.7%$19.65 +1.7%-$3.94
2011$15.42+1.8%$19.34 +1.6%-$3.92
2010$15.17+1.6%$19.02 +1.7%-$3.84
2009$14.89+1.9%$18.76 +1.4%-$3.86
2008$14.48+2.8%$18.28 +2.6%-$3.79
2007$14.02+3.3%$17.69 +3.3%-$3.67
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 $17.25 33,480
Highest Employment
Connecticut $17.25 33,480

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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