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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
$48,110
25th Percentile Wage
$68,960
50th Percentile Wage
$103,720
75th Percentile Wage
$157,310
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 $157,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $103,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $48,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$103,720
-1.10% 3.89%
2016
$104,860
1.06% -
2015
$103,750
0.71% -
2014
$103,010
2.38% -
2013
$100,560
0.87% -
2012
$99,690
- -

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 $128,760. The lowest paying industry is the painting and wall covering contractors industry (annual salary $76,460). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Land Subdivision
$128,760
Nonresidential Building Construction
$122,270
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$121,580
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$118,900
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$117,370
Utility System Construction
$112,820
Construction of Buildings
$110,550
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$109,580
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$106,280
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$105,720
Building Equipment Contractors
$104,300
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$102,740
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$102,140
Specialty Trade Contractors
$98,560
Roofing Contractors
$97,520
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$97,020
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$96,250
Masonry Contractors
$95,590
Residential Building Construction
$94,190
Building Finishing Contractors
$90,230
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$90,100
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$76,460

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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