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Estimated employment700
Mean wage$12.21
Entry wage$9.41
10th percentile wage$9.35
50th percentile wage$10.67
90th percentile wage$17.21
 Top Employing Industries
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers27038.5%
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods608.1%
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Food and Beverage Stores
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Food and Beverage Stores13.17
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods6012.42
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions11.33
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers27011.26
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing11.22
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (45-2092)
Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, grading, sorting, packing and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Exclude "Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products" (45-2041). Exclude "Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers" (45-4011 through 45-4029).
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$10.67 $12.72  -$2.05
2015$10.42+2.4%$12.42 +2.4%-$2.00
2014$10.20+2.2%$12.16 +2.2%-$1.95
2013$10.04+1.5%$11.97 +1.5%-$1.92
2012$9.96+.9%$11.87 +.9%-$1.91
2011$9.81+1.5%$11.69 +1.5%-$1.88
2010$9.70+1.2%$11.56 +1.2%-$1.86
2009$9.59+1.1%$11.44 +1.1%-$1.84
2008$9.28+3.4%$11.06 +3.4%-$1.78
2007$8.92+4.0%$10.64 +4.0%-$1.71
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$10.67 $21.45  -$10.78
2015$10.42+2.4%$20.85 +2.9%-$10.42
2014$10.20+2.2%$20.40 +2.2%-$10.20
2013$10.04+1.5%$19.99 +2.1%-$9.95
2012$9.96+.9%$19.65 +1.7%-$9.69
2011$9.81+1.5%$19.34 +1.6%-$9.53
2010$9.70+1.2%$19.02 +1.7%-$9.31
2009$9.59+1.1%$18.76 +1.4%-$9.16
2008$9.28+3.4%$18.28 +2.6%-$9.00
2007$8.92+4.0%$17.69 +3.3%-$8.77
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 $10.67 700
Highest Employment
Connecticut $10.67 700

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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