January 8, 2021 | Number of The Day
Median annual wage for skilled-trade workers in NJ

Two rising trends — the push to earn four-year college degrees and the increasing number of retirement-age baby boomers — can mean bigger paychecks for skilled-trade laborers. In New Jersey, the median annual earnings for these folks is $57,463. That works out to almost 20% higher the national average of $47,428, according to a new report from Punch.

Punch has also put together data analyses for more than 200 metropolitan areas and all 50 states.