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State of Connecticut (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment1,200
Mean wage$17.44
Entry wage$13.23
10th percentile wage$12.44
50th percentile wage$15.02
90th percentile wage$27.79
 Top Employing Industries
Professional and Business Services99083.0%
Other Services201.9%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Professional and Business Services990$14.61
Other Services20$12.88
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (31-9096)
Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists. Excludes "Nonfarm Animal Caretakers" (39-2021).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$15.02 $15.78  -$0.76
2019$14.24+5.5%$14.96 +5.5%-$0.72
2018$13.70+3.9%$14.40 +3.9%-$0.69
2017$13.27+3.3%$13.94 +3.3%-$0.67
2016$12.82+3.5%$13.47 +3.5%-$0.64
2015$12.60+1.7%$13.24 +1.7%-$0.63
2014$12.35+2.0%$12.97 +2.0%-$0.62
2013$12.19+1.3%$12.81 +1.3%-$0.61
2012$12.01+1.5%$12.62 +1.5%-$0.60
2011$11.85+1.4%$12.45 +1.4%-$0.59
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$15.02 $23.93  -$8.91
2019$14.24+5.5%$22.96 +4.2%-$8.72
2018$13.70+3.9%$22.26 +3.1%-$8.55
2017$13.27+3.3%$21.66 +2.8%-$8.39
2016$12.82+3.5%$21.17 +2.3%-$8.35
2015$12.60+1.7%$20.73 +2.1%-$8.12
2014$12.35+2.0%$20.28 +2.2%-$7.93
2013$12.19+1.3%$19.87 +2.1%-$7.68
2012$12.01+1.5%$19.53 +1.7%-$7.51
2011$11.85+1.4%$19.23 +1.6%-$7.37

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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