The salary statistics of engineers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare engineer salaries in different industries within the construction sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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 engineers 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) engineers is $135,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid engineers is $51,860.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of engineers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of engineers 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 engineer occupations is the masonry contractors industry with an annual salary $112,930. The lowest paying industry is the building finishing contractors industry (annual salary $66,390). For detailed engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .