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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 $58,350, Hawaii is the highest paying state for construction laborers. It is followed by Illinois (average annual salary $55,490). 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 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
$58,350
$30,660 5,570
2 Illinois
$55,490
$26,560 31,260
3 Massachusetts
$50,140
$30,950 18,980
4 Alaska
$49,930
$32,540 2,820
5 New Jersey
$45,750
$25,590 25,350
6 Minnesota
$43,570
$26,770 11,330
7 Connecticut
$43,150
$29,740 7,320
8 Washington
$40,690
$27,230 21,910
9 New York
$40,160
$23,050 61,050
10 California
$39,320
$25,290 92,250
11 Wisconsin
$38,890
$25,230 13,240
12 Rhode Island
$38,850
$25,510 2,520
13 Missouri
$38,380
$22,810 19,180
14 North Dakota
$38,010
$27,880 5,380
15 District of Columbia
$37,420
$24,910 3,560
16 Ohio
$37,200
$22,850 35,090
17 Indiana
$36,960
$23,200 16,920
18 Montana
$35,970
$23,000 4,720
19 Michigan
$35,710
$23,120 22,510
20 Pennsylvania
$35,680
$22,370 38,180
21 Nevada
$35,670
$24,140 8,730
22 New Hampshire
$35,060
$23,630 3,310
23 Delaware
$34,460
$24,240 1,920
24 Oregon
$34,290
$23,070 11,500
25 Wyoming
$34,060
$25,590 3,070
26 Iowa
$33,950
$23,640 13,490
27 Colorado
$33,830
$22,510 20,620
28 Maryland
$32,590
$20,240 19,120
29 Arizona
$31,590
$21,440 16,240
30 Kansas
$31,380
$21,190 10,030
31 Kentucky
$31,220
$20,570 9,880
32 Vermont
$31,100
$24,270 1,510
33 West Virginia
$30,730
$19,750 7,400
34 Maine
$30,180
$21,650 2,570
35 Utah
$29,750
$19,480 13,490
36 Virgin Islands
$29,400
$22,510 190
37 Louisiana
$29,360
$19,070 16,270
38 Georgia
$29,310
$18,870 29,440
39 Nebraska
$29,170
$20,830 3,270
40 New Mexico
$29,110
$21,040 9,480
41 Idaho
$28,950
$19,350 5,800
42 Texas
$28,790
$20,760 100,600
43 Virginia
$28,760
$19,650 21,370
44 Tennessee
$28,730
$19,500 18,000
45 Oklahoma
$28,670
$19,840 9,880
46 South Dakota
$28,310
$21,410 1,740
47 South Carolina
$28,010
$19,000 15,290
48 Florida
$27,840
$19,560 57,090
49 Mississippi
$27,410
$20,230 6,380
50 North Carolina
$27,400
$18,670 20,400
51 Alabama
$27,270
$19,240 7,560
52 Arkansas
$24,220
$17,820 7,500
53 Guam
$21,680
$18,110 900
54 Puerto Rico
$18,020
$16,050 6,230
See also: Highest paying industries for construction laborers, Top Paying Jobs in America.