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Bridgeport-Stamford LMA (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment1,160
Mean wage$34.13
Entry wage$23.78
10th percentile wage$21.63
50th percentile wage$31.82
90th percentile wage$49.65
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Professional and Business Services40034.5%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1008.3%
Public Administration705.8%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Public Administration7041.98
Financial Activities2037.47
Trade, Transportation and Utilities10034.43
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (13-1023)
Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing. Include contract specialists, field contractors, purchasers, price analysts, tooling coordinators, and media buyers. Exclude "Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products" (13-1021) and "Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products" (13-1022).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$31.82 $37.82  -$6.00
2016$30.91+2.9%$36.74 +2.9%-$5.82
2015$30.06+2.9%$35.72 +2.9%-$5.66
2014$29.35+2.4%$34.88 +2.4%-$5.53
2013$28.64+2.5%$34.04 +2.5%-$5.39
2012$28.17+1.7%$33.48 +1.7%-$5.31
2011$27.73+1.6%$32.96 +1.6%-$5.22
2010$27.14+2.2%$32.26 +2.2%-$5.11
2009$26.95+.7%$32.03 +.7%-$5.08
2008$26.11+3.2%$31.04 +3.2%-$4.92
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$31.82 $23.51  $8.31
2016$30.91+2.9%$22.76 +3.3%$8.15
2015$30.06+2.9%$22.28 +2.1%$7.77
2014$29.35+2.4%$21.81 +2.2%$7.54
2013$28.64+2.5%$21.37 +2.1%$7.27
2012$28.17+1.7%$21.00 +1.7%$7.17
2011$27.73+1.6%$20.67 +1.6%$7.06
2010$27.14+2.2%$20.32 +1.7%$6.82
2009$26.95+.7%$20.05 +1.4%$6.90
2008$26.11+3.2%$19.53 +2.6%$6.58
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.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
Norwich-New London$32.73340
New Haven$31.30510
Waterbury $28.71100
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
New Haven$31.30510
Norwich-New London$32.73340
Wages in other areas
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