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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
$62,430
25th Percentile Wage
$111,100
50th Percentile Wage
$167,250
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
2017
$167,250
-4.85% 3.53%
2016
$175,360
1.64% -
2015
$172,490
1.98% -
2014
$169,070
2.99% -
2013
$164,010
1.63% -
2012
$161,340
- -

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
$195,660
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$191,530
Roofing Contractors
$189,560
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$186,140
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$185,180
Nonresidential Building Construction
$183,150
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$183,000
Utility System Construction
$182,740
Masonry Contractors
$175,880
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$175,330
Construction of Buildings
$169,380
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$166,130
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$164,760
Specialty Trade Contractors
$160,980
Building Equipment Contractors
$160,900
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$160,800
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$160,000
Building Finishing Contractors
$158,920
Residential Building Construction
$150,230
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$136,190
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$130,890
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$127,530

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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