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Estimated employment2,670
Mean wage29.10
Entry wage20.44
10th percentile wage18.64
50th percentile wage29.37
90th percentile wage40.04
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Public Adminsitration28010.5%
Natural resouces and mining1405.3%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities1104.0%
Professional and Business Services802.9%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities11028.64
Professional and Business Services8025.93
Public Adminsitration28025.79
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. Exclude "Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021) and equipment operators who work in extraction or other non-construction industries.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$29.10 $25.78  $3.32
2013$29.05+.2%$25.74 +.2%$3.31
2012$28.61+1.5%$25.35 +1.5%$3.26
2011$28.37+.9%$25.13 +.9%$3.24
2010$27.95+1.5%$24.76 +1.5%$3.19
2009$27.63+1.2%$24.48 +1.2%$3.15
2008$27.34+1.1%$24.22 +1.1%$3.12
2007$26.43+3.4%$23.42 +3.4%$3.01
2006$25.43+4.0%$22.53 +4.0%$2.90
2005$24.52+3.7%$21.72 +3.7%$2.80
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$29.10 $26.43  $2.68
2013$29.05+.2%$26.36 +.3%$2.69
2012$28.61+1.5%$25.83 +2.1%$2.79
2011$28.37+.9%$25.38 +1.7%$2.98
2010$27.95+1.5%$24.99 +1.6%$2.96
2009$27.63+1.2%$24.57 +1.7%$3.07
2008$27.34+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$3.11
2007$26.43+3.4%$23.61 +2.6%$2.82
2006$25.43+4.0%$22.86 +3.3%$2.57
2005$24.52+3.7%$22.15 +3.2%$2.37

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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