Construction Laborers Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Construction Laborers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,120
25th Percentile Wage
$26,990
50th Percentile Wage
$33,820
75th Percentile Wage
$45,540
90th Percentile Wage
$63,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers 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 laborers is $63,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction laborers is $22,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201633,8204.26%10.20%
201532,3802.84%-
201431,4602.35%-
201330,7201.14%-
201230,370--

Compare Construction Laborers Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of construction laborers 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 laborers occupations is the highway, street, and bridge construction industry with an annual salary $37,140. The lowest paying industry is the painting and wall covering contractors industry (annual salary $28,810). For detailed construction laborers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$37,140
Nonresidential Building Construction
$35,830
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$35,260
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$34,600
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$34,500
Utility System Construction
$34,240
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$34,140
Construction of Buildings
$34,060
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$33,550
Building Equipment Contractors
$33,470
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$33,450
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$33,360
Specialty Trade Contractors
$32,870
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$32,520
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$32,380
Residential Building Construction
$32,350
Masonry Contractors
$32,170
Land Subdivision
$31,950
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$31,710
Building Finishing Contractors
$31,650
Roofing Contractors
$30,740
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$28,810

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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