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Chief Executive Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of chief executives in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chief executive salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Chief Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $167,250. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $111,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chief executives is $62,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-4.85% 3.53%
1.64% -
1.98% -
2.99% -
1.63% -
- -

Compare Chief Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of chief 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 chief executive occupations is the land subdivision industry with an annual salary $195,660. The lowest paying industry is the painting and wall covering contractors industry (annual salary $127,530). For detailed chief executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Land Subdivision
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Roofing Contractors
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Nonresidential Building Construction
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Utility System Construction
Masonry Contractors
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Construction of Buildings
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
Specialty Trade Contractors
Building Equipment Contractors
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Building Finishing Contractors
Residential Building Construction
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
Other Building Equipment 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 [1].


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