Human Resources Worker Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of human resources workers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare human resources worker salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources workers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) human resources workers is $96,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources workers is $36,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of human resources workers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Human Resources Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of human resources workers in 21 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 human resources worker occupations is the other heavy and civil engineering construction industry with an annual salary $64,960. The lowest paying industry is the drywall and insulation contractors industry (annual salary $45,840). For detailed human resources worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

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

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


Highest paying industries for human resources workers.