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State of Connecticut (1Q 2020)
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Estimated employment3,200
Mean wage$35.61
Entry wage$25.00
10th percentile wage$22.63
50th percentile wage$34.89
90th percentile wage$49.40
 Top Employing Industries
Public Administration47014.8%
Professional and Business Services2206.9%
 Best Paying Industries
Median Wage
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities40$34.01
Public Administration470$31.66
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (47-2073)
Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties. Excludes Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021) and Extraction Workers (47-5000).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$34.89 $28.88  $6.01
2019$33.27+4.9%$27.54 +4.9%$5.73
2018$32.47+2.5%$26.88 +2.5%$5.59
2017$31.60+2.8%$26.16 +2.8%$5.44
2016$30.66+3.1%$25.38 +3.1%$5.28
2015$30.16+1.7%$24.96 +1.7%$5.19
2014$29.51+2.2%$24.43 +2.2%$5.08
2013$29.06+1.5%$24.06 +1.5%$5.01
2012$28.81+.9%$23.85 +.9%$4.96
2011$28.39+1.5%$23.50 +1.5%$4.89
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$34.89 $23.93  $10.96
2019$33.27+4.9%$22.96 +4.2%$10.31
2018$32.47+2.5%$22.26 +3.1%$10.21
2017$31.60+2.8%$21.66 +2.8%$9.94
2016$30.66+3.1%$21.17 +2.3%$9.49
2015$30.16+1.7%$20.73 +2.1%$9.43
2014$29.51+2.2%$20.28 +2.2%$9.23
2013$29.06+1.5%$19.87 +2.1%$9.19
2012$28.81+.9%$19.53 +1.7%$9.28
2011$28.39+1.5%$19.23 +1.6%$9.16

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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