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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment32,930
Mean wage$38.11
Entry wage$29.73
10th percentile wage$27.04
50th percentile wage$37.80
90th percentile wage$49.53
 Top Employing Industries
Ambulatory Health Care Services6,01018.3%
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities4,80014.6%
Educational Services1,8705.7%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Management of Companies and Enterprises42.86
Public Administration1,75041.55
Ambulatory Health Care Services6,01036.15
Registered Nurses (29-1141)
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health Maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Include advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$37.80 $36.43  $1.37
2016$36.92+2.4%$35.58 +2.4%$1.34
2015$36.21+2%$34.90 +2%$1.31
2014$35.53+1.9%$34.24 +1.9%$1.29
2013$34.85+1.9%$33.59 +1.9%$1.26
2012$34.17+2%$32.93 +2%$1.24
2011$33.64+1.6%$32.42 +1.6%$1.22
2010$33.05+1.8%$31.85 +1.8%$1.20
2009$32.70+1.1%$31.51 +1.1%$1.19
2008$31.73+3.1%$30.58 +3.1%$1.15
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$37.80 $22.06  $15.74
2016$36.92+2.4%$21.36 +3.3%$15.56
2015$36.21+2%$20.91 +2.1%$15.30
2014$35.53+1.9%$20.46 +2.2%$15.07
2013$34.85+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%$14.80
2012$34.17+2%$19.70 +1.7%$14.47
2011$33.64+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$14.25
2010$33.05+1.8%$19.07 +1.7%$13.98
2009$32.70+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%$13.89
2008$31.73+3.1%$18.33 +2.6%$13.40

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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