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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment480
Mean wage$16.37
Entry wage$10.93
10th percentile wage$10.42
50th percentile wage$15.24
90th percentile wage$24.56
 Top Employing Industries
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing14029.2%
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing12025.2%
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing7014.4%
Machinery Manufacturing409%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing7020.97
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing14017.65
Primary Metal Manufacturing2017.08
Machinery Manufacturing4013.78
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operator/Tender (51-4122)
Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. Include workers who operate laser cutters or laser-beam machines.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$15.24 $19.03  -$3.79
2016$14.70+3.7%$18.35 +3.7%-$3.65
2015$14.35+2.4%$17.92 +2.4%-$3.56
2014$14.02+2.3%$17.51 +2.3%-$3.48
2013$13.76+1.9%$17.18 +1.9%-$3.42
2012$13.53+1.7%$16.89 +1.7%-$3.36
2011$13.31+1.6%$16.62 +1.6%-$3.31
2010$13.17+1.1%$16.44 +1.1%-$3.27
2009$12.94+1.8%$16.16 +1.8%-$3.21
2008$12.60+2.7%$15.74 +2.7%-$3.13
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$15.24 $22.06  -$6.82
2016$14.70+3.7%$21.36 +3.3%-$6.65
2015$14.35+2.4%$20.91 +2.1%-$6.55
2014$14.02+2.3%$20.46 +2.2%-$6.43
2013$13.76+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%-$6.29
2012$13.53+1.7%$19.70 +1.7%-$6.17
2011$13.31+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%-$6.08
2010$13.17+1.1%$19.07 +1.7%-$5.90
2009$12.94+1.8%$18.81 +1.4%-$5.87
2008$12.60+2.7%$18.33 +2.6%-$5.72

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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