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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
All Industry
Estimated employment3,280
Mean wage$43.47
Entry wage$30.91
10th percentile wage$28.49
50th percentile wage$42.82
90th percentile wage$60.73
 Top Employing Industries
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services1,74052.9%
Public Administration85026%
Construction of Buildings3209.9%
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction601.7%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction6055.57
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing1045.73
Public Administration85045.72
Civil Engineers (17-2051)
Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and Maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, water and sewage systems, and waste disposal units. Include architectural, structural, traffic, ocean, and geo-technical engineers. Exclude "Hydrologists" (19-2043).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$42.82 $39.93  $2.89
2016$41.82+2.4%$39.00 +2.4%$2.82
2015$41.02+2%$38.25 +2%$2.77
2014$40.25+1.9%$37.53 +1.9%$2.72
2013$39.48+1.9%$36.82 +1.9%$2.66
2012$38.71+2%$36.10 +2%$2.61
2011$38.11+1.6%$35.54 +1.6%$2.57
2010$37.44+1.8%$34.92 +1.8%$2.53
2009$37.04+1.1%$34.54 +1.1%$2.50
2008$35.94+3.1%$33.51 +3.1%$2.43
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$42.82 $22.06  $20.76
2016$41.82+2.4%$21.36 +3.3%$20.46
2015$41.02+2%$20.91 +2.1%$20.11
2014$40.25+1.9%$20.46 +2.2%$19.79
2013$39.48+1.9%$20.05 +2.1%$19.43
2012$38.71+2%$19.70 +1.7%$19.01
2011$38.11+1.6%$19.39 +1.6%$18.72
2010$37.44+1.8%$19.07 +1.7%$18.37
2009$37.04+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%$18.23
2008$35.94+3.1%$18.33 +2.6%$17.61

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017

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.
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