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Highest Paying States for Construction Laborers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $56,970, Hawaii is the highest paying state for construction laborers. It is followed by Illinois (average annual salary $53,640). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Construction Laborers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Hawaii
$56,970
$30,560 5,410
2 Illinois
$53,640
$26,060 31,270
3 Alaska
$48,690
$32,940 2,390
4 Massachusetts
$48,400
$31,890 19,560
5 New Jersey
$47,690
$26,080 23,440
6 Minnesota
$46,530
$27,370 12,080
7 Connecticut
$45,280
$30,420 7,900
8 Washington
$42,710
$28,230 25,680
9 New York
$42,520
$24,530 60,780
10 California
$41,190
$26,850 96,480
11 Rhode Island
$40,320
$25,080 2,650
12 Missouri
$39,900
$24,530 19,900
13 Wisconsin
$39,600
$26,150 13,780
14 Ohio
$38,990
$24,310 37,990
15 North Dakota
$38,970
$29,740 4,960
16 District of Columbia
$38,110
$27,550 3,720
17 Michigan
$36,640
$24,210 21,850
18 Montana
$36,480
$23,640 4,850
19 Indiana
$36,420
$23,460 20,300
20 Pennsylvania
$36,190
$23,370 41,150
21 Oregon
$35,970
$25,210 11,160
22 New Hampshire
$35,820
$25,490 2,990
23 Iowa
$35,440
$24,600 13,410
24 Wyoming
$35,180
$26,380 2,860
25 Colorado
$34,850
$22,620 21,250
26 Nevada
$34,740
$24,570 8,530
27 Delaware
$34,520
$23,840 1,810
28 Vermont
$33,230
$25,900 1,530
29 Maryland
$32,810
$21,580 19,640
30 Kansas
$32,690
$22,350 10,610
31 Kentucky
$31,920
$20,940 10,340
32 Arizona
$31,740
$22,070 17,700
33 Louisiana
$31,730
$20,690 18,350
34 West Virginia
$31,480
$20,130 7,410
35 Virgin Islands
$31,180
$25,290 240
36 Nebraska
$30,810
$22,430 3,240
37 Maine
$30,720
$22,310 2,650
38 Utah
$30,690
$19,760 13,510
39 Oklahoma
$30,310
$20,840 9,850
40 Georgia
$30,290
$19,830 35,260
41 South Dakota
$30,040
$23,020 1,730
42 New Mexico
$29,900
$21,680 8,630
43 Texas
$29,710
$21,180 108,260
44 Idaho
$29,540
$19,640 6,790
45 Virginia
$29,440
$20,470 21,300
46 Tennessee
$29,430
$19,770 19,830
47 North Carolina
$29,130
$19,740 22,390
48 Florida
$28,680
$19,820 65,850
49 South Carolina
$28,270
$19,090 17,340
50 Mississippi
$28,220
$20,730 7,180
51 Alabama
$28,200
$20,120 7,900
52 Arkansas
$26,370
$18,910 6,650
53 Guam
$21,650
$18,480 870
54 Puerto Rico
$18,080
$16,090 6,680
See also: Highest paying industries for construction laborers, Top Paying Jobs in America.