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Estimated employment27,970
Mean wage16.74
Entry wage11.20
10th percentile wage9.65
50th percentile wage16.26
90th percentile wage24.15
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services7,79027.9%
Professional and Business Services4,84017.3%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities4,53016.2%
Financial Activities3,45012.3%
Public Adminsitration2,1507.7%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration2,15019.74
Financial Activities3,45017.46
Education and Health Services7,79016.86
Natural resouces and mining2016.49
Office Clerks, General (43-9061)
Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring limited knowledge of office management systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$16.74 $19.79  -$3.04
2013$16.64+.6%$19.67 +.6%-$3.03
2012$16.31+2.0%$19.28 +2.0%-$2.96
2011$16.03+1.7%$18.95 +1.7%-$2.91
2010$15.74+1.8%$18.61 +1.8%-$2.86
2009$15.49+1.6%$18.31 +1.6%-$2.82
2008$15.20+1.9%$17.97 +1.9%-$2.76
2007$14.78+2.8%$17.48 +2.8%-$2.69
2006$14.31+3.3%$16.92 +3.3%-$2.60
2005$13.86+3.3%$16.38 +3.3%-$2.52
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$16.74 $26.43  -$9.68
2013$16.64+.6%$26.36 +.3%-$9.71
2012$16.31+2.0%$25.83 +2.1%-$9.51
2011$16.03+1.7%$25.38 +1.7%-$9.35
2010$15.74+1.8%$24.99 +1.6%-$9.24
2009$15.49+1.6%$24.57 +1.7%-$9.07
2008$15.20+1.9%$24.23 +1.4%-$9.03
2007$14.78+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$8.82
2006$14.31+3.3%$22.86 +3.3%-$8.54
2005$13.86+3.3%$22.15 +3.2%-$8.29

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
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