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State of Connecticut (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment890
Mean wage$25.17
Entry wage$16.71
10th percentile wage$15.64
50th percentile wage$23.86
90th percentile wage$37.54
 Top Employing Industries
Professional and Business Services35039.0%
Education and Health Services404.8%
Public Administration404.0%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration40$30.19
Education and Health Services40$25.52
Professional and Business Services350$23.89
Chemical Technicians (19-4031)
Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$23.86 $38.52  -$14.66
2019$23.10+3.3%$37.29 +3.3%-$14.19
2018$22.50+2.7%$36.32 +2.7%-$13.82
2017$21.98+2.4%$35.48 +2.4%-$13.50
2016$21.63+1.6%$34.92 +1.6%-$13.29
2015$21.22+2.0%$34.25 +2.0%-$13.03
2014$20.82+1.9%$33.61 +1.9%-$12.79
2013$20.42+1.9%$32.97 +1.9%-$12.54
2012$20.02+2.0%$32.33 +2.0%-$12.30
2011$19.71+1.6%$31.83 +1.6%-$12.11
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$23.86 $23.93  -$0.07
2019$23.10+3.3%$22.96 +4.2%$0.14
2018$22.50+2.7%$22.26 +3.1%$0.24
2017$21.98+2.4%$21.66 +2.8%$0.31
2016$21.63+1.6%$21.17 +2.3%$0.46
2015$21.22+2.0%$20.73 +2.1%$0.49
2014$20.82+1.9%$20.28 +2.2%$0.54
2013$20.42+1.9%$19.87 +2.1%$0.55
2012$20.02+2.0%$19.53 +1.7%$0.49
2011$19.71+1.6%$19.23 +1.6%$0.49

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2020

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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