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State of Connecticut (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment5,590
Mean wage$29.12
Entry wage$20.40
10th percentile wage$18.98
50th percentile wage$28.48
90th percentile wage$39.63
 Top Employing Industries
Professional and Business Services2805.0%
Education and Health Services2204.0%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Financial Activities$35.64
Education and Health Services220$31.10
Professional and Business Services280$29.30
Carpenters (47-2031)
Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood and comparable materials, such as concrete forms; building frameworks incl. partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall, and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$28.48 $28.88  -$0.39
2019$27.16+4.9%$27.54 +4.9%-$0.38
2018$26.51+2.5%$26.88 +2.5%-$0.37
2017$25.80+2.8%$26.16 +2.8%-$0.36
2016$25.02+3.1%$25.38 +3.1%-$0.35
2015$24.62+1.7%$24.96 +1.7%-$0.34
2014$24.09+2.2%$24.43 +2.2%-$0.33
2013$23.72+1.5%$24.06 +1.5%-$0.33
2012$23.52+.9%$23.85 +.9%-$0.33
2011$23.17+1.5%$23.50 +1.5%-$0.32
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$28.48 $23.93  $4.55
2019$27.16+4.9%$22.96 +4.2%$4.20
2018$26.51+2.5%$22.26 +3.1%$4.25
2017$25.80+2.8%$21.66 +2.8%$4.13
2016$25.02+3.1%$21.17 +2.3%$3.86
2015$24.62+1.7%$20.73 +2.1%$3.89
2014$24.09+2.2%$20.28 +2.2%$3.81
2013$23.72+1.5%$19.87 +2.1%$3.85
2012$23.52+.9%$19.53 +1.7%$3.99
2011$23.17+1.5%$19.23 +1.6%$3.95

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2020

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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