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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 $67,150, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois is the highest paying city for construction laborers. It is followed by Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois (average annual salary $62,510). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$67,150
17,580
2 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$62,510
24,120
3 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$58,830
8,890
4 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$57,210
710
5 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$56,070
850
6 Honolulu, Hawaii
$53,780
3,120
7 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$53,350
8,370
8 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$52,540
1,520
9 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$52,280
14,620
10 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$52,040
14,750
11 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$52,040
160
12 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$51,980
1,010
13 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$51,810
5,420
14 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$51,750
220
15 Framingham, Massachusetts
$51,210
1,110
16 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$50,540
570
17 Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$50,090
280
18 Anchorage, Alaska
$49,920
1,160
19 Springfield, Massachusetts
$49,890
1,230
20 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$49,680
290
21 Peabody, Massachusetts
$49,320
280
22 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$49,220
7,550
23 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$49,130
6,880
24 St Louis, Missouri
$48,930
9,650
25 Springfield, Illinois
$48,850
600
26 Rochester, Minnesota
$48,670
380
27 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$48,510
2,920
28 Napa, California
$48,290
570
29 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$47,930
860
30 Fairbanks, Alaska
$47,820
470
31 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$47,240
9,550
32 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$46,830
1,190
33 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$46,710
4,550
34 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$46,010
6,830
35 Duluth, Wisconsin
$45,940
600
36 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$45,700
870
37 New Haven, Connecticut
$45,700
1,690
38 Longview, Washington
$45,690
230
39 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$45,470
28,380
40 Bellingham, Washington
$45,340
710
41 Camden, New Jersey
$45,300
3,200
42 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$45,170
980
43 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$45,050
12,130
44 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$44,940
60,790
45 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$44,820
330
46 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$44,180
1,570
47 Danbury, Connecticut
$44,080
460
48 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$43,980
3,280
49 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$43,910
280
50 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$43,500
550
51 Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$43,140
50
52 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$42,860
30
53 Peoria, Illinois
$42,470
1,170
54 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$42,310
12,670
55 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$42,110
2,430
56 Madison, Wisconsin
$41,980
2,070
57 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$41,520
430
58 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$41,510
590
59 Gary, Indiana
$41,500
2,520
60 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$41,450
560
61 Worcester, Massachusetts
$41,240
1,290
62 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$41,180
170
63 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$41,130
6,320
64 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$41,020
1,220
65 Bloomington, Indiana
$40,930
260
66 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$40,920
990
67 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$40,800
290
68 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$40,730
740
69 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$40,720
1,810
70 Akron, Ohio
$40,650
2,080
71 Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
$40,610
240
72 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$40,370
6,150
73 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$40,080
1,430
74 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
$40,070
560
75 Janesville, Wisconsin
$39,940
340
76 Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana
$39,930
290
77 Hinesville-Fort Stewart, Georgia
$39,880
120
78 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, Michigan
$39,780
340
79 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$39,750
890
80 Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$39,740
790
81 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$39,660
3,210
82 North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$39,590
160
83 Decatur, Illinois
$39,450
300
84 Danville, Illinois
$39,430
100
85 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$39,390
2,570
86 Missoula, Montana
$39,340
460
87 Rockford, Illinois
$39,310
630
88 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$39,300
780
89 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$39,290
290
90 Evansville, Kentucky
$39,250
1,060
91 Nashua, New Hampshire
$39,150
740
92 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$39,020
9,460
93 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$38,940
5,300
94 Bismarck, North Dakota
$38,890
710
95 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$38,880
16,810
96 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$38,860
410
97 Olympia, Washington
$38,720
440
98 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$38,660
380
99 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$38,600
400
100 East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$38,580
210
See also: Highest paying industries for construction laborers.