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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $64,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction laborers is $23,010.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction laborers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
3.23% 13.10%
4.26% -
2.84% -
2.35% -
1.14% -
- -

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 $37,470. The lowest paying industry is the painting and wall covering contractors industry (annual salary $31,160). 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
Nonresidential Building Construction
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
Construction of Buildings
Utility System Construction
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
Other Building Equipment Contractors
Building Equipment Contractors
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Specialty Trade Contractors
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
Residential Building Construction
Masonry Contractors
Land Subdivision
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Building Finishing Contractors
Roofing Contractors
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


Highest paying cities for construction laborers

Highest paying industries for construction laborers.