Engineer Salary in Sector of Construction

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.

Average Annual Salary of Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,860
25th Percentile Wage
$62,190
50th Percentile Wage
$78,570
75th Percentile Wage
$102,710
90th Percentile Wage
$135,820

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201678,570-0.23%4.30%
201578,7502.64%-
201476,6700.70%-
201376,1301.23%-
201275,190--

Compare Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

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
$112,930
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$89,220
Utility System Construction
$83,780
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$81,330
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$81,070
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$79,500
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$78,740
Nonresidential Building Construction
$78,520
Construction of Buildings
$78,320
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$78,250
Building Equipment Contractors
$77,570
Land Subdivision
$77,140
Specialty Trade Contractors
$77,070
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$76,570
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$76,410
Roofing Contractors
$76,210
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$75,490
Residential Building Construction
$74,730
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$72,960
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$67,390
Building Finishing Contractors
$66,390

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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