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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment1,150
Mean wage$32.43
Entry wage$18.36
10th percentile wage$16.51
50th percentile wage$28.39
90th percentile wage$47.70
 Top Employing Industries
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods29025.4%
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods19016.4%
Nonstore Retailers13011.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises1109.8%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Management of Companies and Enterprises11031.34
Nonstore Retailers13031.04
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods29027.75
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods19027.42
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Ex. Farm Products (13-1022)
Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$28.39 $35.84  -$7.45
2016$27.58+2.9%$34.82 +2.9%-$7.23
2015$26.82+2.9%$33.85 +2.9%-$7.03
2014$26.18+2.4%$33.05 +2.4%-$6.87
2013$25.55+2.5%$32.25 +2.5%-$6.70
2012$25.13+1.7%$31.73 +1.7%-$6.59
2011$24.74+1.6%$31.23 +1.6%-$6.49
2010$24.22+2.2%$30.57 +2.2%-$6.35
2009$24.04+.7%$30.35 +.7%-$6.30
2008$23.30+3.2%$29.41 +3.2%-$6.11
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$28.39 $22.06  $6.33
2016$27.58+2.9%$21.36 +3.3%$6.23
2015$26.82+2.9%$20.91 +2.1%$5.91
2014$26.18+2.4%$20.46 +2.2%$5.72
2013$25.55+2.5%$20.05 +2.1%$5.50
2012$25.13+1.7%$19.70 +1.7%$5.43
2011$24.74+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$5.35
2010$24.22+2.2%$19.07 +1.7%$5.15
2009$24.04+.7%$18.81 +1.4%$5.23
2008$23.30+3.2%$18.33 +2.6%$4.97

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017

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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