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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
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Estimated employment1,220
Mean wage$25.03
Entry wage$17.66
10th percentile wage$15.36
50th percentile wage$25.07
90th percentile wage$35.47
 Top Employing Industries
Specialty Trade Contractors66053.9%
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing27022.2%
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18014.6%
Machinery Manufacturing302.1%
Public Administration101.1%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Public Administration1032.17
Specialty Trade Contractors66026.74
Nonstore Retailers25.61
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing27022.68
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18022.49
Sheet Metal Workers (47-2211)
Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Include sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$25.07 $25.57  -$0.50
2015$24.48+2.4%$24.97 +2.4%-$0.48
2014$23.96+2.2%$24.44 +2.2%-$0.47
2013$23.59+1.5%$24.06 +1.5%-$0.47
2012$23.39+.9%$23.86 +.9%-$0.46
2011$23.05+1.5%$23.51 +1.5%-$0.45
2010$22.79+1.2%$23.24 +1.2%-$0.45
2009$22.54+1.1%$22.99 +1.1%-$0.44
2008$21.79+3.4%$22.23 +3.4%-$0.43
2007$20.97+4.0%$21.38 +4.0%-$0.41
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$25.07 $21.45  $3.62
2015$24.48+2.4%$20.85 +2.9%$3.63
2014$23.96+2.2%$20.40 +2.2%$3.55
2013$23.59+1.5%$19.99 +2.1%$3.60
2012$23.39+.9%$19.65 +1.7%$3.74
2011$23.05+1.5%$19.34 +1.6%$3.71
2010$22.79+1.2%$19.02 +1.7%$3.77
2009$22.54+1.1%$18.76 +1.4%$3.78
2008$21.79+3.4%$18.28 +2.6%$3.52
2007$20.97+4.0%$17.69 +3.3%$3.27
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 $25.07 1,220
Highest Employment
Connecticut $25.07 1,220

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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