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Top Executive Salary in Sector of Construction

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.

Average Annual Salary of Top Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,840
25th Percentile Wage
$69,750
50th Percentile Wage
$104,860
75th Percentile Wage
$157,830
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016104,8601.06%4.93%
2015103,7500.71%-
2014103,0102.38%-
2013100,5600.87%-
201299,690--

Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

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
$132,630
Nonresidential Building Construction
$121,940
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$120,710
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$120,380
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$116,790
Construction of Buildings
$112,750
Utility System Construction
$110,550
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$110,350
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$106,300
Building Equipment Contractors
$104,210
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$103,570
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$102,940
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$101,730
Specialty Trade Contractors
$99,300
Residential Building Construction
$98,910
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$97,160
Masonry Contractors
$96,250
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$96,070
Roofing Contractors
$95,900
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$93,560
Building Finishing Contractors
$92,060
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$76,190

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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