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State of Connecticut (1Q 2016)
All Industry
Estimated employment6,480
Mean wage$25.47
Entry wage$17.45
10th percentile wage$15.91
50th percentile wage$24.90
90th percentile wage$36.56
 Top Employing Industries
Specialty Trade Contractors2,43037.5%
Construction of Buildings2,00030.9%
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction5308.2%
Real Estate1902.9%
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing1802.8%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction53031.35
Educational Services13029.67
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing28.04
Public Administration8027.18
Carpenters (47-2031)
Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation. Include brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways to control the proper circulation of air through the passageways and to the working places.
Mean Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$24.90 $25.57  -$0.66
2015$24.32+2.4%$24.97 +2.4%-$0.65
2014$23.80+2.2%$24.44 +2.2%-$0.64
2013$23.43+1.5%$24.06 +1.5%-$0.63
2012$23.23+.9%$23.86 +.9%-$0.62
2011$22.89+1.5%$23.51 +1.5%-$0.61
2010$22.63+1.2%$23.24 +1.2%-$0.60
2009$22.39+1.1%$22.99 +1.1%-$0.60
2008$21.65+3.4%$22.23 +3.4%-$0.58
2007$20.82+4.0%$21.38 +4.0%-$0.56
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$24.90 $21.45  $3.45
2015$24.32+2.4%$20.85 +2.9%$3.47
2014$23.80+2.2%$20.40 +2.2%$3.39
2013$23.43+1.5%$19.99 +2.1%$3.44
2012$23.23+.9%$19.65 +1.7%$3.58
2011$22.89+1.5%$19.34 +1.6%$3.55
2010$22.63+1.2%$19.02 +1.7%$3.62
2009$22.39+1.1%$18.76 +1.4%$3.63
2008$21.65+3.4%$18.28 +2.6%$3.37
2007$20.82+4.0%$17.69 +3.3%$3.13
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 $24.90 6,480
Highest Employment
Connecticut $24.90 6,480

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2016

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