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Covered Wages by Industry
Average annual and total wages by NAICS industries and areas for wage earners covered by unemployment insurance from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), also known as ES-202.

Hours & Earnings
Estimates of Average Weekly Earnings, Average Weekly Hours and Average Hourly Earnings for production and nonsupervisory workers in selected industries are produced by Current Employment Statistics.

Earnings by Gender

Wage Rates by Occupation
Find wage rates for a selected occupation at Occupation Profile or download wage data for all occupations at Occupational Employment and Wages.

Wage Distribution
The Vermont Wage Distribution table provides wage rates across all occupations reported at Occupational Employment and Wages.

Logging Wage Survey Report
Vermont, along with New Hampshire and New York, participated in Maine's Northeast Regional Woods Wage Survey in the fall of 2019 to determine prevailing wages paid to pulpwood/logging workers.

  • 2020 Report of Pulpwood and Logging Industry wage rates in each of the participating states is available at U.S. Department of Labor, Agricultural Online Wage Library.

Fringe Benefits
The Fringe Benefit Study presents a point-in-time snapshot of benefits currently offered by private employers in Vermont.

Per Capita Personal Income

U.S. Census

  • State and County QuickFacts
    Quick, easy access to facts about people, business and geography in Vermont.
    "Browse data sets for Vermont" in the upper right of Quickfacts contains more tables.
  • Income
    A collection of income reports, both annual and decennial, for states as well as the nation.

Equal Pay and other Workplace Laws

    These flyers are part of a public information campaign to educate both employers and workers in Vermont about their rights and responsibilities under the new equal pay law, which came into effect January 2014. Vermont workers now have the right to request flexible working arrangements without fear of retaliation. Those intermediate or long-term changes might include working from home, changes in the number of days or hours worked, changes in work arrival or departure times or job-sharing. Employers must discuss and consider such requests at least twice per calendar year. Other information incorporated includes current equal pay laws, how to handle suspected pay discrimination, wage disclosure laws, pregnant worker’s rights, lactation accommodations, anti-retaliation protection, and information concerning family and medical leave. Employers and employees: Use the Business and Professional Women Foundation's Equal Pay Audit to protect your workplace against pay equity violations.


  • Poverty Reports
    Numerous reports on poverty from Census, including state data.
  • Poverty Guidelines
    Guidelines are issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for administrative purposes. Includes an explaination of Thresholds and Guidelines.

Livable Wage

  • Basic Needs Budgets Reports
    The Vermont Joint Fiscal Office annually prepares a Basic Needs Budgets and Minimum Wage Report. Each Report contains "Liviable Wages" for six possible family configurations in urban or rural areas with moderate or low cost food plan options.
* Minimum Wage *
Minimum Wage Increases to $11.75 for 2021.
Vermont's minimum wage rate will increase to $11.75 per hour from the current rate of $10.96 per hour, effective on January 1, 2021.
  • 2021 Minimum Wage Poster
  • Oct-27-2020
    * Prevailing Wage *
      Prevailing Wage rates required under the Capital Construction Act for state construction projects have been updated and are effective from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
      Note: New Registered Apprentice Rates
    The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts require prevailing wage rates be paid on federal construction projects. The US Labor Dept., Wage & Hour Division make wage determinations to set rates.
    For Federal prevailing wage rates, contact
    U.S. Dept. of Labor
    Wage & Hour Division
    toll free 1-866-4uswage
    Employers seeking to hire foreign workers to perform non-agricultural services or labor need to contact the Office of Foreign Labor Certification for information and instructions.
    Employers seeking to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature should email Larry Forsyth at or call (802) 828-4356 for information and instructions.
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