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Estimated employment6,040
Mean wage21.16
Entry wage13.67
10th percentile wage12.34
50th percentile wage20.41
90th percentile wage30.34
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Construction5,30087.7%
Professional and Business Services3405.7%
Public Adminsitration1903.1%
Manufacturing901.5%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities601.1%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration19023.17
Construction5,30021.40
Professional and Business Services34019.42
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities6018.10
Natural resouces and mining16.60
Construction Laborers (47-2061)
Perform tasks involving physical labor at building, highway, and heavy construction projects, tunnel and shaft excavations, and demolition 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, clean up rubble and debris, and remove asbestos, lead, and other hazardous waste materials. May assist other craft workers. Exclude construction laborers who primarily assist a particular craft worker, and classify them under "Helpers, Construction Trades" (47-3011 through 47-3016).
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$21.16 $25.78  -$4.62
2013$21.12+.2%$25.74 +.2%-$4.61
2012$20.80+1.5%$25.35 +1.5%-$4.54
2011$20.62+.9%$25.13 +.9%-$4.50
2010$20.32+1.5%$24.76 +1.5%-$4.44
2009$20.09+1.2%$24.48 +1.2%-$4.39
2008$19.88+1.1%$24.22 +1.1%-$4.34
2007$19.22+3.4%$23.42 +3.4%-$4.19
2006$18.49+4.0%$22.53 +4.0%-$4.04
2005$17.83+3.7%$21.72 +3.7%-$3.89
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$21.16 $26.43  -$5.26
2013$21.12+.2%$26.36 +.3%-$5.23
2012$20.80+1.5%$25.83 +2.1%-$5.02
2011$20.62+.9%$25.38 +1.7%-$4.75
2010$20.32+1.5%$24.99 +1.6%-$4.66
2009$20.09+1.2%$24.57 +1.7%-$4.47
2008$19.88+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%-$4.35
2007$19.22+3.4%$23.61 +2.6%-$4.39
2006$18.49+4.0%$22.86 +3.3%-$4.37
2005$17.83+3.7%$22.15 +3.2%-$4.32

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
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