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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment910
Mean wage$17.57
Entry wage$12.30
10th percentile wage$11.12
50th percentile wage$16.96
90th percentile wage$25.61
 Top Employing Industries
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing42045.5%
Textile Mills18019.6%
Machinery Manufacturing505.8%
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing303.4%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Machinery Manufacturing5018.10
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing3017.39
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing42016.83
Textile Mills18015.61
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operator/Tender (51-9121)
Set up, operate, or tend machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products including food, glassware, cloth, ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood, with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials. Exclude "Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operator/Tender, Metal/Plastic" (51-4193) and "Painters, Transportation Equipment" (51-9122).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$16.96 $19.03  -$2.07
2016$16.36+3.7%$18.35 +3.7%-$1.99
2015$15.97+2.4%$17.92 +2.4%-$1.94
2014$15.61+2.3%$17.51 +2.3%-$1.90
2013$15.31+1.9%$17.18 +1.9%-$1.86
2012$15.06+1.7%$16.89 +1.7%-$1.83
2011$14.81+1.6%$16.62 +1.6%-$1.80
2010$14.65+1.1%$16.44 +1.1%-$1.78
2009$14.40+1.8%$16.16 +1.8%-$1.75
2008$14.02+2.7%$15.74 +2.7%-$1.71
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$16.96 $22.06  -$5.10
2016$16.36+3.7%$21.36 +3.3%-$4.99
2015$15.97+2.4%$20.91 +2.1%-$4.94
2014$15.61+2.3%$20.46 +2.2%-$4.85
2013$15.31+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%-$4.73
2012$15.06+1.7%$19.70 +1.7%-$4.64
2011$14.81+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%-$4.58
2010$14.65+1.1%$19.07 +1.7%-$4.41
2009$14.40+1.8%$18.81 +1.4%-$4.41
2008$14.02+2.7%$18.33 +2.6%-$4.30

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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