Tapers Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Tapers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,410
25th Percentile Wage
$36,750
50th Percentile Wage
$49,040
75th Percentile Wage
$68,830
90th Percentile Wage
$90,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for tapers 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) tapers is $90,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid tapers is $29,410.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,0402.10%7.48%
201548,0102.71%-
201446,7105.84%-
201343,980-3.16%-
201245,370--

Compare Tapers Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of tapers in eight 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 tapers occupations is the nonresidential building construction industry with an annual salary $53,910. The lowest paying industry is the residential building construction industry (annual salary $43,810). For detailed tapers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nonresidential Building Construction
$53,910
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$53,370
Construction of Buildings
$52,510
Specialty Trade Contractors
$48,750
Building Finishing Contractors
$48,650
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$48,530
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$45,690
Residential Building Construction
$43,810

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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