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Estimated employment34,820
Mean wage37.10
Entry wage29.19
10th percentile wage26.98
50th percentile wage36.50
90th percentile wage48.50
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services31,49090.4%
Public Adminsitration1,5404.4%
Financial Activities9102.6%
Professional and Business Services8302.4%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration1,54039.15
Education and Health Services31,49037.05
Professional and Business Services83036.37
Financial Activities91035.09
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. Include advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$37.10 $40.58  -$3.48
2013$36.98+.3%$40.45 +.3%-$3.46
2012$36.27+1.9%$39.67 +1.9%-$3.40
2011$35.57+2.0%$38.90 +2.0%-$3.33
2010$35.01+1.6%$38.30 +1.6%-$3.28
2009$34.40+1.8%$37.63 +1.8%-$3.22
2008$34.03+1.1%$37.22 +1.1%-$3.19
2007$33.02+3.1%$36.12 +3.1%-$3.09
2006$31.91+3.5%$34.91 +3.5%-$2.99
2005$30.69+4.0%$33.56 +4.0%-$2.87
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$37.10 $26.43  $10.67
2013$36.98+.3%$26.36 +.3%$10.62
2012$36.27+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%$10.44
2011$35.57+2.0%$25.38 +1.7%$10.18
2010$35.01+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$10.03
2009$34.40+1.8%$24.57 +1.7%$9.83
2008$34.03+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$9.80
2007$33.02+3.1%$23.61 +2.6%$9.41
2006$31.91+3.5%$22.86 +3.3%$9.05
2005$30.69+4.0%$22.15 +3.2%$8.54

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 percent of workers earn between this wage range, 10 percent earn less while 10 percent earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2014
State of Connecticut, Department of Labor - Office of Research
200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000
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