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State of Connecticut (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment21,600
Mean wage$17.02
Entry wage$13.76
10th percentile wage$13.10
50th percentile wage$16.77
90th percentile wage$21.81
 Top Employing Industries
Education and Health Services20,96097.0%
Public Administration4201.9%
Professional and Business Services
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration420$20.68
Professional and Business Services$16.91
Education and Health Services20,960$16.71
Nursing Assistants (31-1131)
Provide or assist with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. Perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility. May include medication administration and other health-related tasks. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants. Excludes Home Health Aides (31-1121), Personal Care Aides (31-1122), Orderlies (31-1132), and Psychiatric Aides (31-1133).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$16.77 $15.78  $0.99
2019$15.90+5.5%$14.96 +5.5%$0.94
2018$15.30+3.9%$14.40 +3.9%$0.90
2017$14.81+3.3%$13.94 +3.3%$0.87
2016$14.31+3.5%$13.47 +3.5%$0.84
2015$14.07+1.7%$13.24 +1.7%$0.83
2014$13.79+2.0%$12.97 +2.0%$0.81
2013$13.61+1.3%$12.81 +1.3%$0.80
2012$13.41+1.5%$12.62 +1.5%$0.79
2011$13.23+1.4%$12.45 +1.4%$0.78
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$16.77 $23.93  -$7.16
2019$15.90+5.5%$22.96 +4.2%-$7.06
2018$15.30+3.9%$22.26 +3.1%-$6.95
2017$14.81+3.3%$21.66 +2.8%-$6.85
2016$14.31+3.5%$21.17 +2.3%-$6.85
2015$14.07+1.7%$20.73 +2.1%-$6.65
2014$13.79+2.0%$20.28 +2.2%-$6.49
2013$13.61+1.3%$19.87 +2.1%-$6.26
2012$13.41+1.5%$19.53 +1.7%-$6.11
2011$13.23+1.4%$19.23 +1.6%-$5.99

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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