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Highest Paying Cities for Construction Laborers

The top 100 highest paying cities for construction laborers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of construction laborers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $66,180, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois is the highest paying city for construction laborers. It is followed by Elgin, USA (average annual salary $64,480). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of construction laborers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Construction Laborers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$66,180
16,710
2 Elgin, USA
$64,480
2,650
3 Urban Honolulu, USA
$61,910
4,010
4 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$61,630
750
5 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$59,800
800
6 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$58,440
24,700
7 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$57,510
810
8 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$56,020
8,740
9 Carbondale-Marion, USA
$55,820
420
10 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$55,410
7,460
11 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$54,610
140
12 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$54,610
7,910
13 Springfield, Massachusetts
$54,270
1,330
14 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$53,900
15,110
15 Honolulu, Hawaii
$53,780
3,120
16 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$51,510
9,300
17 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$51,120
4,730
18 Stockton, California
$51,030
1,740
19 Anchorage, Alaska
$50,950
970
20 St Louis, Missouri
$50,700
10,190
21 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$50,510
5,680
22 Camden, New Jersey
$50,480
3,130
23 Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, USA
$49,870
430
24 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$49,180
14,860
25 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$49,180
1,130
26 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$48,620
290
27 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$48,320
3,060
28 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$48,320
1,300
29 Napa, California
$48,100
420
30 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$47,860
6,580
31 Fairbanks, Alaska
$47,820
440
32 Duluth, Wisconsin
$47,770
510
33 Danbury, Connecticut
$47,750
590
34 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$47,610
37,350
35 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$46,970
11,110
36 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$46,850
59,110
37 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$46,680
640
38 Bloomington, USA
$46,670
430
39 Janesville, Wisconsin
$46,650
320
40 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$46,630
770
41 Longview, Washington
$46,260
310
42 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$46,010
6,830
43 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$46,010
2,580
44 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$45,950
620
45 Akron, Ohio
$45,770
2,350
46 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$45,760
2,880
47 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$45,700
14,190
48 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$45,690
1,660
49 Peoria, Illinois
$45,490
970
50 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$45,470
28,380
51 Peabody, Massachusetts
$45,240
270
52 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$45,060
300
53 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$44,920
210
54 New Haven, Connecticut
$44,910
1,750
55 Bellingham, Washington
$44,900
910
56 Framingham, Massachusetts
$44,830
1,200
57 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$44,690
970
58 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$44,640
1,820
59 Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$44,590
60
60 Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$44,410
70
61 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$44,370
290
62 Yuba City, California
$44,290
220
63 Rochester, Minnesota
$44,170
500
64 Salinas, California
$43,690
920
65 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$43,410
6,700
66 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$43,050
630
67 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$42,960
580
68 Worcester, Massachusetts
$42,910
1,490
69 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$42,850
750
70 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$42,770
730
71 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$42,720
1,680
72 Madison, Wisconsin
$42,610
2,430
73 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$42,560
780
74 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$42,430
460
75 Pittsfield, Massachusetts
$41,990
640
76 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$41,590
12,690
77 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$41,410
310
78 San Rafael, USA
$41,390
690
79 Hinesville-Fort Stewart, Georgia
$41,310
100
80 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$41,120
3,340
81 Bloomington, Indiana
$41,080
330
82 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$41,070
170
83 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$41,030
1,520
84 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$40,840
260
85 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
$40,810
440
86 Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$40,690
110
87 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$40,620
3,470
88 Modesto, California
$40,600
910
89 Muncie, Indiana
$40,540
180
90 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$40,490
16,990
91 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$40,230
1,150
92 Evansville, Kentucky
$40,030
1,300
93 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$40,010
730
94 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$39,980
720
95 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$39,950
570
96 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$39,870
9,260
97 Olympia, Washington
$39,720
670
98 Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$39,720
1,670
99 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$39,720
290
100 Binghamton, New York
$39,650
790
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