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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment1,340
Mean wage$19.45
Entry wage$13.55
10th percentile wage$12.40
50th percentile wage$18.85
90th percentile wage$28.13
 Top Employing Industries
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing68051.1%
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing26019.6%
Machinery Manufacturing906.8%
Primary Metal Manufacturing403.1%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing26020.76
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing68018.87
Machinery Manufacturing9017.66
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing1017.33
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operator/Tender, Metal/Plastic (51-4033)
Set up, operate, or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material or burrs from surfaces, sharpen edges or corners, or buff, hone, or polish metal or plastic work pieces.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$18.85 $19.03  -$0.18
2016$18.18+3.7%$18.35 +3.7%-$0.17
2015$17.75+2.4%$17.92 +2.4%-$0.16
2014$17.34+2.3%$17.51 +2.3%-$0.16
2013$17.02+1.9%$17.18 +1.9%-$0.16
2012$16.73+1.7%$16.89 +1.7%-$0.15
2011$16.47+1.6%$16.62 +1.6%-$0.15
2010$16.29+1.1%$16.44 +1.1%-$0.15
2009$16.00+1.8%$16.16 +1.8%-$0.15
2008$15.59+2.7%$15.74 +2.7%-$0.14
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$18.85 $22.06  -$3.21
2016$18.18+3.7%$21.36 +3.3%-$3.17
2015$17.75+2.4%$20.91 +2.1%-$3.16
2014$17.34+2.3%$20.46 +2.2%-$3.11
2013$17.02+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%-$3.03
2012$16.73+1.7%$19.70 +1.7%-$2.97
2011$16.47+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%-$2.92
2010$16.29+1.1%$19.07 +1.7%-$2.78
2009$16.00+1.8%$18.81 +1.4%-$2.80
2008$15.59+2.7%$18.33 +2.6%-$2.74

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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