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Estimated employment13,960
Mean wage15.40
Entry wage10.86
10th percentile wage9.94
50th percentile wage14.16
90th percentile wage22.99
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Professional and Business Services8,70062.3%
Leisure and Hospitality1,51010.8%
Public Adminsitration1,1908.5%
Education and Health Services5504.0%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration1,19018.71
Education and Health Services55017.79
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities44016.79
Financial Activities27015.21
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (37-3011)
Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units. Exclude "Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse" (45-2092).
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$15.40 $14.85  $0.54
2013$15.37+.2%$14.83 +.2%$0.54
2012$15.18+1.3%$14.64 +1.3%$0.54
2011$14.96+1.5%$14.43 +1.5%$0.53
2010$14.75+1.4%$14.23 +1.4%$0.52
2009$14.59+1.1%$14.08 +1.1%$0.52
2008$14.31+2.0%$13.80 +2.0%$0.51
2007$13.92+2.8%$13.42 +2.8%$0.49
2006$13.37+4.1%$12.90 +4.1%$0.47
2005$12.99+2.9%$12.53 +2.9%$0.46
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$15.40 $26.43  -$11.02
2013$15.37+.2%$26.36 +.3%-$10.98
2012$15.18+1.3%$25.83 +2.1%-$10.65
2011$14.96+1.5%$25.38 +1.7%-$10.42
2010$14.75+1.4%$24.99 +1.6%-$10.23
2009$14.59+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%-$9.97
2008$14.31+2.0%$24.23 +1.4%-$9.92
2007$13.92+2.8%$23.61 +2.6%-$9.69
2006$13.37+4.1%$22.86 +3.3%-$9.48
2005$12.99+2.9%$22.15 +3.2%-$9.15

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 percent of workers earn between this wage range, 10 percent earn less while 10 percent earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2014
State of Connecticut, Department of Labor - Office of Research
200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000
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