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State of Connecticut (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment34,740
Mean wage$40.98
Entry wage$31.93
10th percentile wage$29.47
50th percentile wage$40.08
90th percentile wage$54.77
 Top Employing Industries
Education and Health Services32,13092.5%
Public Administration1,7505.0%
Professional and Business Services5401.6%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities$45.11
Public Administration1,750$43.70
Education and Health Services32,130$39.93
Professional and Business Services540$38.54
Registered Nurses (29-1141)
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists. Excludes Nurse Anesthetists (29-1151), Nurse Midwives (29-1161), and Nurse Practitioners (29-1171).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$40.08 $38.66  $1.42
2019$38.80+3.3%$37.43 +3.3%$1.37
2018$37.79+2.7%$36.45 +2.7%$1.34
2017$36.92+2.4%$35.61 +2.4%$1.31
2016$36.34+1.6%$35.05 +1.6%$1.29
2015$35.64+2.0%$34.38 +2.0%$1.26
2014$34.97+1.9%$33.73 +1.9%$1.24
2013$34.30+1.9%$33.09 +1.9%$1.22
2012$33.64+2.0%$32.45 +2.0%$1.19
2011$33.11+1.6%$31.94 +1.6%$1.17
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$40.08 $23.93  $16.15
2019$38.80+3.3%$22.96 +4.2%$15.84
2018$37.79+2.7%$22.26 +3.1%$15.53
2017$36.92+2.4%$21.66 +2.8%$15.25
2016$36.34+1.6%$21.17 +2.3%$15.17
2015$35.64+2.0%$20.73 +2.1%$14.91
2014$34.97+1.9%$20.28 +2.2%$14.69
2013$34.30+1.9%$19.87 +2.1%$14.43
2012$33.64+2.0%$19.53 +1.7%$14.10
2011$33.11+1.6%$19.23 +1.6%$13.89

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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