Construction Trades Worker Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of construction trades workers in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction trades worker salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Construction Trades Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,870
25th Percentile Wage
$45,420
50th Percentile Wage
$64,870
75th Percentile Wage
$82,110
90th Percentile Wage
$98,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction trades workers in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) construction trades workers is $98,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction trades workers is $32,870.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction trades workers in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,870
4.09% 14.92%
2016
$62,220
2.56% -
2015
$60,630
2.39% -
2014
$59,180
4.49% -
2013
$56,520
2.35% -
2012
$55,190
- -

Compare Construction Trades Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of construction trades workers in ten industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for construction trades worker occupations is the wind electric power generation industry with an annual salary $98,890. The lowest paying industry is the biomass electric power generation industry (annual salary $35,810). For detailed construction trades worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wind Electric Power Generation
$98,890
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$71,770
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$71,260
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$71,110
Hydroelectric Power Generation
$69,810
Natural Gas Distribution
$66,840
Utilities
$64,870
Solar Electric Power Generation
$48,900
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$41,760
Biomass Electric Power Generation
$35,810

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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