The salary statistics of construction trades workers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction trades worker 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 construction trades 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) construction trades workers is $79,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction trades workers is $25,960.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of construction trades workers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of construction trades workers 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 construction trades worker occupations is the electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors industry with an annual salary $50,280. The lowest paying industry is the land subdivision industry (annual salary $34,830). For detailed construction trades worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .