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Estimated employment1,020
Mean wage14.32
Entry wage9.75
10th percentile wage9.09
50th percentile wage13.00
90th percentile wage22.15
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Professional and Business Services80078.7%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Professional and Business Services80012.44
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. Exclude "Nonfarm Animal Caretakers" (39-2021).
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$14.32 $16.25  -$1.93
2013$14.29+.2%$16.23 +.2%-$1.93
2012$14.11+1.3%$16.02 +1.3%-$1.90
2011$13.91+1.5%$15.79 +1.5%-$1.87
2010$13.71+1.4%$15.57 +1.4%-$1.85
2009$13.57+1.1%$15.40 +1.1%-$1.83
2008$13.30+2.0%$15.10 +2.0%-$1.79
2007$12.94+2.8%$14.69 +2.8%-$1.74
2006$12.43+4.1%$14.11 +4.1%-$1.68
2005$12.08+2.9%$13.72 +2.9%-$1.63
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$14.32 $26.43  -$12.10
2013$14.29+.2%$26.36 +.3%-$12.06
2012$14.11+1.3%$25.83 +2.1%-$11.71
2011$13.91+1.5%$25.38 +1.7%-$11.47
2010$13.71+1.4%$24.99 +1.6%-$11.27
2009$13.57+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%-$10.99
2008$13.30+2.0%$24.23 +1.4%-$10.92
2007$12.94+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$10.67
2006$12.43+4.1%$22.86 +3.3%-$10.42
2005$12.08+2.9%$22.15 +3.2%-$10.06

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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