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Bridgeport-Stamford LMA (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment1,380
Mean wage$24.93
Entry wage$16.64
10th percentile wage$14.80
50th percentile wage$25.92
90th percentile wage$33.57
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Trade, Transportation and Utilities
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Trade, Transportation and Utilities24.78
Machinists (51-4041)
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Include precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$25.92 $19.38  $6.54
2016$25.00+3.7%$18.69 +3.7%$6.31
2015$24.40+2.4%$18.25 +2.4%$6.16
2014$23.85+2.3%$17.83 +2.3%$6.02
2013$23.40+1.9%$17.50 +1.9%$5.90
2012$23.01+1.7%$17.20 +1.7%$5.81
2011$22.64+1.6%$16.93 +1.6%$5.71
2010$22.40+1.1%$16.74 +1.1%$5.65
2009$22.01+1.8%$16.45 +1.8%$5.55
2008$21.43+2.7%$16.02 +2.7%$5.41
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$25.92 $23.51  $2.41
2016$25.00+3.7%$22.76 +3.3%$2.24
2015$24.40+2.4%$22.28 +2.1%$2.12
2014$23.85+2.3%$21.81 +2.2%$2.04
2013$23.40+1.9%$21.37 +2.1%$2.03
2012$23.01+1.7%$21.00 +1.7%$2.01
2011$22.64+1.6%$20.67 +1.6%$1.97
2010$22.40+1.1%$20.32 +1.7%$2.07
2009$22.01+1.8%$20.05 +1.4%$1.96
2008$21.43+2.7%$19.53 +2.6%$1.90
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$26.36400
Waterbury $20.60250
New Haven$19.61910
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
New Haven$19.61910
Norwich-New London$26.36400
Wages in other areas
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