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Construction Laborers (47-2061) in New Haven Labor Market Area
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New Haven LMA (1Q 2023)
All Industry
Estimated employment1,300
Mean wage$26.03
Entry wage$18.29
10th percentile wage$17.77
50th percentile wage$24.57
90th percentile wage$35.17
 Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Specialty Trade Contractors72055.5%
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction17013.1%
Construction of Buildings14010.5%
Waste Management and Remediation Services13010.1%
 Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction170$31.62
Waste Management and Remediation Services130$27.42
Construction of Buildings140$24.53
Specialty Trade Contractors720$23.67
Construction Laborers (47-2061)
Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction 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, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers. Construction laborers who primarily assist a particular craft worker are classified under "Helpers, Construction Trades" (47-3010). Excludes Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (47-4041).
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational GroupDifference
Current  $24.57 $31.36 -$6.79
YearThis OccupationCompared to All OccupationsDifference
Current  $24.57 $25.00 -$0.43
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.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2023
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
Waterbury $25.93  350  
Bridgeport-Stamford $25.30  1,910  
New Haven $24.57  1,300  
Hartford $24.38  2,580  
Danbury $23.78  470  
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
Hartford $24.38  2,580  
Bridgeport-Stamford $25.30  1,910  
New Haven $24.57  1,300  
Norwich-New London $23.67  530  
Danbury $23.78  470  
Wages in other areas
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