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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment1,720
Mean wage$18.99
Entry wage$14.17
10th percentile wage$12.82
50th percentile wage$18.30
90th percentile wage$26.53
 Top Employing Industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services1,68097.8%
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations301.5%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations3018.73
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services1,68018.26
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (29-2056)
Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$18.30 $36.43  -$18.13
2016$17.87+2.4%$35.58 +2.4%-$17.70
2015$17.53+2%$34.90 +2%-$17.36
2014$17.20+1.9%$34.24 +1.9%-$17.04
2013$16.87+1.9%$33.59 +1.9%-$16.71
2012$16.54+2%$32.93 +2%-$16.39
2011$16.29+1.6%$32.42 +1.6%-$16.13
2010$16.00+1.8%$31.85 +1.8%-$15.85
2009$15.83+1.1%$31.51 +1.1%-$15.68
2008$15.36+3.1%$30.58 +3.1%-$15.21
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$18.30 $22.06  -$3.76
2016$17.87+2.4%$21.36 +3.3%-$3.48
2015$17.53+2%$20.91 +2.1%-$3.37
2014$17.20+1.9%$20.46 +2.2%-$3.26
2013$16.87+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%-$3.17
2012$16.54+2%$19.70 +1.7%-$3.16
2011$16.29+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%-$3.10
2010$16.00+1.8%$19.07 +1.7%-$3.06
2009$15.83+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%-$2.97
2008$15.36+3.1%$18.33 +2.6%-$2.96

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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