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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment2,300
Mean wage$13.13
Entry wage$10.43
10th percentile wage$9.91
50th percentile wage$11.52
90th percentile wage$19.04
 Top Employing Industries
Personal and Laundry Services1,21052.7%
Miscellaneous Store Retailers31013.3%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services26011.3%
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations803.6%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Educational Services17.90
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries16.10
Public Administration5015.03
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions4014.13
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (39-2021)
Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks. Exclude "Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers" (31-9096).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$11.52 $12.65  -$1.13
2016$11.00+4.7%$12.08 +4.7%-$1.07
2015$10.81+1.7%$11.87 +1.7%-$1.06
2014$10.60+2%$11.64 +2%-$1.03
2013$10.46+1.3%$11.49 +1.3%-$1.02
2012$10.31+1.5%$11.32 +1.5%-$1.01
2011$10.17+1.4%$11.16 +1.4%-$0.99
2010$10.06+1.1%$11.05 +1.1%-$0.98
2009$9.86+2%$10.83 +2%-$0.96
2008$9.59+2.8%$10.54 +2.8%-$0.94
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$11.52 $22.06  -$10.54
2016$11.00+4.7%$21.36 +3.3%-$10.35
2015$10.81+1.7%$20.91 +2.1%-$10.09
2014$10.60+2%$20.46 +2.2%-$9.86
2013$10.46+1.3%$20.05 +2.1%-$9.58
2012$10.31+1.5%$19.70 +1.7%-$9.39
2011$10.17+1.4%$19.39 +1.6%-$9.22
2010$10.06+1.1%$19.07 +1.7%-$9.00
2009$9.86+2%$18.81 +1.4%-$8.94
2008$9.59+2.8%$18.33 +2.6%-$8.73

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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