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Estimated employment180
Mean wage$21.31
Entry wage$15.82
10th percentile wage$15.11
50th percentile wage$19.35
90th percentile wage$31.00
 Top Employing Industries
Public Administration5025.3%
Administrative and Support Services
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration5026.75
Administrative and Support Services18.02
Tree Trimmers and Pruners (37-3013)
Cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, pruning hooks, sheers, and clippers. May use truck-mounted lifts and power pruners. May fill cavities in trees to promote healing and prevent deterioration. Exclude workers who primarily perform duties of "Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation" (37-3012) and "Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers" (37-3011).
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$19.35 $14.11  $5.24
2015$18.84+2.7%$13.73 +2.7%$5.10
2014$18.46+2.0%$13.46 +2.0%$5.00
2013$18.23+1.3%$13.29 +1.3%$4.94
2012$17.96+1.5%$13.10 +1.5%$4.86
2011$17.71+1.4%$12.92 +1.4%$4.80
2010$17.52+1.1%$12.78 +1.1%$4.75
2009$17.18+2.0%$12.53 +2.0%$4.65
2008$16.71+2.8%$12.19 +2.8%$4.53
2007$16.06+4.1%$11.71 +4.1%$4.35
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$19.35 $21.45  -$2.10
2015$18.84+2.7%$20.85 +2.9%-$2.01
2014$18.46+2.0%$20.40 +2.2%-$1.94
2013$18.23+1.3%$19.99 +2.1%-$1.76
2012$17.96+1.5%$19.65 +1.7%-$1.68
2011$17.71+1.4%$19.34 +1.6%-$1.62
2010$17.52+1.1%$19.02 +1.7%-$1.49
2009$17.18+2.0%$18.76 +1.4%-$1.57
2008$16.71+2.8%$18.28 +2.6%-$1.56
2007$16.06+4.1%$17.69 +3.3%-$1.63
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.
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Connecticut $19.35 180
Highest Employment
Connecticut $19.35 180

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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