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State of Connecticut (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment2,460
Mean wage$14.71
Entry wage$11.73
10th percentile wage$11.32
50th percentile wage$13.25
90th percentile wage$20.34
 Top Employing Industries
Other Services1,41057.4%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities51020.6%
Professional and Business Services30012.1%
Leisure and Hospitality1305.1%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration50$15.61
Leisure and Hospitality130$15.53
Natural resouces and mining40$13.94
Professional and Business Services300$13.78
Animal Caretakers (39-2021)
Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise provide care to promote and maintain the well-being of pets and other animals that are not raised for consumption, such as dogs, cats, race horses, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks. Excludes Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (31-9096) and Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals (45-2093).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$13.25 $13.98  -$0.72
2019$12.56+5.5%$13.25 +5.5%-$0.69
2018$12.09+3.9%$12.76 +3.9%-$0.66
2017$11.70+3.3%$12.35 +3.3%-$0.64
2016$11.31+3.5%$11.93 +3.5%-$0.62
2015$11.11+1.7%$11.73 +1.7%-$0.61
2014$10.89+2.0%$11.49 +2.0%-$0.60
2013$10.75+1.3%$11.35 +1.3%-$0.59
2012$10.60+1.5%$11.18 +1.5%-$0.58
2011$10.45+1.4%$11.03 +1.4%-$0.57
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$13.25 $23.93  -$10.68
2019$12.56+5.5%$22.96 +4.2%-$10.39
2018$12.09+3.9%$22.26 +3.1%-$10.16
2017$11.70+3.3%$21.66 +2.8%-$9.96
2016$11.31+3.5%$21.17 +2.3%-$9.86
2015$11.11+1.7%$20.73 +2.1%-$9.61
2014$10.89+2.0%$20.28 +2.2%-$9.38
2013$10.75+1.3%$19.87 +2.1%-$9.11
2012$10.60+1.5%$19.53 +1.7%-$8.93
2011$10.45+1.4%$19.23 +1.6%-$8.77

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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