Human Resources Specialist Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,090
25th Percentile Wage
$46,310
50th Percentile Wage
$59,510
75th Percentile Wage
$76,540
90th Percentile Wage
$95,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists 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 specialists is $95,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources specialists is $37,090.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,5100.64%7.86%
201559,1301.57%-
201458,2002.71%-
201356,6203.16%-
201254,830--

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

The average salaries of human resources specialists 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 specialist occupations is the land subdivision industry with an annual salary $63,850. The lowest paying industry is the drywall and insulation contractors industry (annual salary $45,180). For detailed human resources specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Land Subdivision
$63,850
Nonresidential Building Construction
$62,090
Construction of Buildings
$62,060
Residential Building Construction
$61,970
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$61,080
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$59,780
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$59,460
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$59,390
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$59,270
Building Equipment Contractors
$59,200
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$59,010
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$58,330
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$57,910
Specialty Trade Contractors
$57,880
Utility System Construction
$57,010
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$56,920
Roofing Contractors
$56,520
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$56,420
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$56,210
Building Finishing Contractors
$51,910
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$45,180

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



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