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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment340
Mean wage$49.56
Entry wage$36.89
10th percentile wage$33.94
50th percentile wage$49.47
90th percentile wage$64.38
 Top Employing Industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services8023.1%
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing7021.7%
Administrative and Support Services205.6%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services8053.31
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing7043.91
Administrative and Support Services20
Computer Hardware Engineers (17-2061)
Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components. Exclude "Computer Software Engineers, Applications" (15-1031) and "Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software" (15-1032).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$49.47 $39.93  $9.54
2016$48.31+2.4%$39.00 +2.4%$9.32
2015$47.39+2%$38.25 +2%$9.14
2014$46.50+1.9%$37.53 +1.9%$8.97
2013$45.61+1.9%$36.82 +1.9%$8.80
2012$44.72+2%$36.10 +2%$8.62
2011$44.03+1.6%$35.54 +1.6%$8.49
2010$43.26+1.8%$34.92 +1.8%$8.34
2009$42.79+1.1%$34.54 +1.1%$8.25
2008$41.52+3.1%$33.51 +3.1%$8.01
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$49.47 $22.06  $27.41
2016$48.31+2.4%$21.36 +3.3%$26.96
2015$47.39+2%$20.91 +2.1%$26.48
2014$46.50+1.9%$20.46 +2.2%$26.04
2013$45.61+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%$25.56
2012$44.72+2%$19.70 +1.7%$25.02
2011$44.03+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$24.63
2010$43.26+1.8%$19.07 +1.7%$24.19
2009$42.79+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%$23.98
2008$41.52+3.1%$18.33 +2.6%$23.19

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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