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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment7,320
Mean wage$21.88
Entry wage$15.73
10th percentile wage$14.57
50th percentile wage$21.14
90th percentile wage$30.38
 Top Employing Industries
Specialty Trade Contractors3,23044.1%
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction1,92026.3%
Construction of Buildings1,29017.6%
Public Administration2503.5%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction1,92025.16
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services24.90
Public Administration25024.90
Waste Management and Remediation Services14024.22
Construction Laborers (47-2061)
Perform tasks involving physical labor at building, highway, and heavy construction projects, tunnel and shaft excavations, and demolition sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, clean up rubble and debris, and remove asbestos, lead, and other hazardous waste materials. May assist other craft workers. Exclude construction laborers who primarily assist a particular craft worker, and classify them under "Helpers, Construction Trades" (47-3011 through 47-3016).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$21.14 $26.49  -$5.34
2016$20.35+3.9%$25.50 +3.9%-$5.14
2015$20.02+1.7%$25.08 +1.7%-$5.06
2014$19.59+2.2%$24.54 +2.2%-$4.95
2013$19.29+1.5%$24.17 +1.5%-$4.88
2012$19.12+.9%$23.96 +.9%-$4.83
2011$18.84+1.5%$23.61 +1.5%-$4.76
2010$18.63+1.2%$23.34 +1.2%-$4.71
2009$18.43+1.1%$23.09 +1.1%-$4.66
2008$17.82+3.4%$22.33 +3.4%-$4.50
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$21.14 $22.06  -$0.92
2016$20.35+3.9%$21.36 +3.3%-$1.00
2015$20.02+1.7%$20.91 +2.1%-$0.89
2014$19.59+2.2%$20.46 +2.2%-$0.87
2013$19.29+1.5%$20.05 +2.1%-$0.75
2012$19.12+.9%$19.70 +1.7%-$0.58
2011$18.84+1.5%$19.39 +1.6%-$0.55
2010$18.63+1.2%$19.07 +1.7%-$0.44
2009$18.43+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%-$0.38
2008$17.82+3.4%$18.33 +2.6%-$0.51

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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