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State of Connecticut (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment480
Mean wage$22.94
Entry wage$17.70
10th percentile wage$15.90
50th percentile wage$22.78
90th percentile wage$30.55
 Top Employing Industries
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction307.1%
Specialty Trade Contractors
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction3033.60
Specialty Trade Contractors22.35
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (47-2071)
Operate equipment used for applying concrete, asphalt, or other materials to road beds, parking lots, or airport runways and taxiways, or equipment used for tamping gravel, dirt, or other materials. Include concrete and asphalt paving machine operators, form tampers, tamping machine operators, and stone spreader operators.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$22.78 $26.49  -$3.70
2016$21.93+3.9%$25.50 +3.9%-$3.57
2015$21.57+1.7%$25.08 +1.7%-$3.51
2014$21.11+2.2%$24.54 +2.2%-$3.43
2013$20.79+1.5%$24.17 +1.5%-$3.38
2012$20.61+.9%$23.96 +.9%-$3.35
2011$20.30+1.5%$23.61 +1.5%-$3.30
2010$20.07+1.2%$23.34 +1.2%-$3.26
2009$19.86+1.1%$23.09 +1.1%-$3.23
2008$19.20+3.4%$22.33 +3.4%-$3.12
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$22.78 $22.06  $0.72
2016$21.93+3.9%$21.36 +3.3%$0.57
2015$21.57+1.7%$20.91 +2.1%$0.66
2014$21.11+2.2%$20.46 +2.2%$0.64
2013$20.79+1.5%$20.05 +2.1%$0.74
2012$20.61+.9%$19.70 +1.7%$0.90
2011$20.30+1.5%$19.39 +1.6%$0.91
2010$20.07+1.2%$19.07 +1.7%$1.00
2009$19.86+1.1%$18.81 +1.4%$1.05
2008$19.20+3.4%$18.33 +2.6%$0.87

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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