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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
All Industry
Estimated employment7,400
Mean wage$22.75
Entry wage$14.78
10th percentile wage$13.28
50th percentile wage$22.42
90th percentile wage$32.21
 Top Employing Industries
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing2,31031.3%
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing2,07028%
Machinery Manufacturing1,17015.8%
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing5207%
Miscellaneous Manufacturing4205.7%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services2026.30
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing2,07025.33
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing28023.83
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods9022.69
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing52022.36
Machinists (51-4041)
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Include precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$22.42 $18.67  $3.75
2015$21.71+3.3%$18.08 +3.3%$3.63
2014$21.22+2.3%$17.67 +2.3%$3.55
2013$20.82+1.9%$17.33 +1.9%$3.48
2012$20.47+1.7%$17.05 +1.7%$3.42
2011$20.14+1.6%$16.77 +1.6%$3.37
2010$19.92+1.1%$16.59 +1.1%$3.33
2009$19.58+1.8%$16.30 +1.8%$3.27
2008$19.07+2.7%$15.88 +2.7%$3.19
2007$18.63+2.3%$15.51 +2.3%$3.12
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$22.42 $21.45  $0.97
2015$21.71+3.3%$20.85 +2.9%$0.86
2014$21.22+2.3%$20.40 +2.2%$0.81
2013$20.82+1.9%$19.99 +2.1%$0.82
2012$20.47+1.7%$19.65 +1.7%$0.82
2011$20.14+1.6%$19.34 +1.6%$0.80
2010$19.92+1.1%$19.02 +1.7%$0.91
2009$19.58+1.8%$18.76 +1.4%$0.82
2008$19.07+2.7%$18.28 +2.6%$0.79
2007$18.63+2.3%$17.69 +3.3%$0.93
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 $22.42 7,400
Highest Employment
Connecticut $22.42 7,400

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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