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||$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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-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 $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|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .