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State of Connecticut (1Q 2022)
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Estimated Employment10,810
Mean wage$22.40
Entry wage$15.28
10th percentile wage$14.62
50th percentile wage$19.49
90th percentile wage$38.78
 Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment
Percent
Couriers and Messengers4,48041.4%
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers1,09010.1%
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods1,0309.5%
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods5905.4%
 Best Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment
Median Wage
Support Activities for Transportation50  $31.88
Public Administration80  $29.92
Educational Services40  $29.73
Truck Transportation350  $29.61
Light Truck Drivers (53-3033)
Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to pick up merchandise or packages from a distribution center and deliver. May load and unload vehicle. Excludes Couriers and Messengers (43-5021) and Driver/Sales Workers (53-3031).
Median Wage History
YearThis
Occupation
Compared to
Occupational Group
Difference
Current  $19.49 $18.80 $0.69
2021$18.56+5.0%$17.90+5.0%$0.66
2020$17.79+4.3%$17.16+4.3%$0.63
2019$17.07+4.3%$16.46+4.3%$0.60
2018$16.40+4.1%$15.82+4.1%$0.58
2017$15.81+3.8%$15.25+3.8%$0.56
2016$15.31+3.2%$14.77+3.2%$0.54
2015$14.88+2.9%$14.36+2.9%$0.53
2014$14.53+2.4%$14.02+2.4%$0.51
2013$14.18+2.5%$13.68+2.5%$0.50
YearThis
Occupation
Compared to
All Occupations
Difference
Current  $19.49 $24.37 -$4.88
2021$18.56+5.0%$23.42+4.0%-$4.86
2020$17.79+4.3%$22.62+3.5%-$4.82
2019$17.07+4.3%$21.98+2.9%-$4.91
2018$16.40+4.1%$21.34+3.0%-$4.93
2017$15.81+3.8%$20.73+2.9%-$4.92
2016$15.31+3.2%$20.24+2.4%-$4.93
2015$14.88+2.9%$19.73+2.6%-$4.84
2014$14.53+2.4%$19.31+2.2%-$4.78
2013$14.18+2.5%$18.96+1.9%-$4.77

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2022

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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