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
$31,690
25th Percentile Wage
$43,350
50th Percentile Wage
$62,220
75th Percentile Wage
$80,140
90th Percentile Wage
$96,180

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 $96,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction trades workers is $31,690.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of construction trades workers in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,2202.56%11.30%
201560,6302.39%-
201459,1804.49%-
201356,5202.35%-
201255,190--

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

The average salaries of construction trades workers in four 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 electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry with an annual salary $69,540. The lowest paying industry is the water, sewage and other systems industry (annual salary $39,600). For detailed construction trades worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$69,540
Natural Gas Distribution
$64,800
Utilities
$62,220
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$39,600

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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