The salary statistics of top executives in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the construction sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for top executives in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $157,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $104,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $49,840.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of top executives in 22 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for top executive occupations is the land subdivision industry with an annual salary $132,630. The lowest paying industry is the painting and wall covering contractors industry (annual salary $76,190). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .