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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$23,010|
|25th Percentile Wage||$27,900|
|50th Percentile Wage||$34,950|
|75th Percentile Wage||$46,790|
|90th Percentile Wage||$64,170|
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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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 .