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The United States is currently in the throes of a skilled trades worker shortage. Across the board, the country doesn’t have enough qualified electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, and carpenters to meet the demand in those jobs. One recent study found that many of the most in-demand jobs remain unfilled for at least a month. This comes as millions of Americans who were laid off during the early days of the coronavirus are looking for work.

That being said, not all job markets are the same. While it should be fairly easy to find work in all 50 states, how much that work pays is different depending on the state. To find the states where home service workers are paid the most, ServiceTitan analyzed June 2020 data from Payscale. The average salary of a home service worker was calculated by averaging the pay of entry-, intermediate-, and senior-level workers in each state. HVAC technicians, plumbers, and electricians were all included in the dataset, which can be seen nationally here.

Connecticut’s numbers

– Average yearly salary: $59,178 ($28.45 hourly)
— Plumbers: $57,867 ($27.82 hourly)
— Plumber pay increase from entry to senior level: $15,000 ($7.21 hourly)
— HVAC technician: $58,933 ($28.33 hourly)
— HVAC technician pay increase from entry to senior level: $17,700 ($8.51 hourly)
— Electrician: $60,733 ($29.20 hourly)
— Electrician pay increase from entry to senior level: $17,800 ($8.56 hourly)

By 2026, the demand for skilled tradespeople is expected to grow by 8% in Connecticut. For those in the home service industry, this all but ensures salaries will rise as demand goes up. Another good indicator that the densely populated state intends to invest in these industries and their employees is that Gov. Ned Lamont has announced a renewed emphasis on growing this sector of the workforce, starting with making training and education more accessible.

Alongside the high hourly wages, overtime can hit $11,250 a year for electricians and HVAC technicians can earn up to $37 per hour. Cities in Connecticut like Hartford and Windsor rank among the best for earning potential. However, Connecticut ranks high for cost of living, meaning even those attractive salaries won’t go as far here as in other states.

Check the statistics below to discover where your talents are valued the most and least, and to get a better handle on whether or not making a move for your career would be worth it.

States that pay home service workers the most

#1. Alaska: $61,156 average yearly salary ($29.40 hourly)
#2. Massachusetts: $59,700 average yearly salary ($28.70 hourly)
#3. California: $59,511 average yearly salary ($28.61 hourly)

States that pay home service workers the least

#1. Arkansas: $47,944 average yearly salary ($23.05 hourly)
#2. West Virginia: $48,178 average yearly salary ($23.16 hourly)
#3. Idaho: $49,433 average yearly salary ($23.77 hourly)

This story originally appeared on ServiceTitan and was produced and distributed in partnership with Stacker Studio.

This story originally appeared on ServiceTitan and was produced and distributed in partnership with Stacker Studio.

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