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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
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Estimated employment3,150
Mean wage$30.99
Entry wage$22.22
10th percentile wage$20.58
50th percentile wage$30.70
90th percentile wage$42.96
 Top Employing Industries
Specialty Trade Contractors1,31041.5%
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction80025.5%
Public Administration37011.7%
Construction of Buildings2307.2%
Waste Management and Remediation Services1203.7%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Construction of Buildings23032.57
Specialty Trade Contractors1,31032.19
Waste Management and Remediation Services12032.08
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction80031.89
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (47-2073)
Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties. Exclude "Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021) and equipment operators who work in extraction or other non-construction industries.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$30.70 $25.57  $5.13
2015$29.98+2.4%$24.97 +2.4%$5.01
2014$29.34+2.2%$24.44 +2.2%$4.90
2013$28.89+1.5%$24.06 +1.5%$4.83
2012$28.65+.9%$23.86 +.9%$4.79
2011$28.22+1.5%$23.51 +1.5%$4.72
2010$27.90+1.2%$23.24 +1.2%$4.66
2009$27.61+1.1%$22.99 +1.1%$4.61
2008$26.69+3.4%$22.23 +3.4%$4.46
2007$25.67+4.0%$21.38 +4.0%$4.29
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$30.70 $21.45  $9.25
2015$29.98+2.4%$20.85 +2.9%$9.13
2014$29.34+2.2%$20.40 +2.2%$8.93
2013$28.89+1.5%$19.99 +2.1%$8.90
2012$28.65+.9%$19.65 +1.7%$9.00
2011$28.22+1.5%$19.34 +1.6%$8.88
2010$27.90+1.2%$19.02 +1.7%$8.89
2009$27.61+1.1%$18.76 +1.4%$8.85
2008$26.69+3.4%$18.28 +2.6%$8.41
2007$25.67+4.0%$17.69 +3.3%$7.98
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 $30.70 3,150
Highest Employment
Connecticut $30.70 3,150

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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