Extraction Worker Salary in Sector of Construction

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

Average Annual Salary of Extraction Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,330
25th Percentile Wage
$31,540
50th Percentile Wage
$38,440
75th Percentile Wage
$52,900
90th Percentile Wage
$70,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for extraction 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) extraction workers is $70,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid extraction workers is $26,330.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,4400.47%9.39%
201538,2602.38%-
201437,3504.42%-
201335,7002.44%-
201234,830--

Compare Extraction Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of extraction workers in eleven 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 extraction worker occupations is the highway, street, and bridge construction industry with an annual salary $43,460. The lowest paying industry is the plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors industry (annual salary $35,470). For detailed extraction worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$43,460
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$42,710
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$41,920
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$40,850
Specialty Trade Contractors
$39,740
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$39,260
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$38,060
Utility System Construction
$37,890
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$37,460
Building Equipment Contractors
$36,880
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$35,470

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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