Healthcare tops US nonprofit employment; CT health care employs one in seven private sector workers; state health care workers average 25% higher pay

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At 7.7 million workers, healthcare and social assistance employment topped other industries in US nonprofits in 2012 with more than four times as many workers as the next largest category (education), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, healthcare and social assistance wages at US nonprofits was about average among industries, averaging $47,324 that year. According to CT’s Dept. of Labor, last December in the private sector there were 209,272 health care workers in our state, over one in seven workers, with average annual wages of $57,752. Among state employees, 10,020 were employed in health care with average annual wages of $72,109.