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
$26,500
25th Percentile Wage
$31,890
50th Percentile Wage
$38,320
75th Percentile Wage
$50,210
90th Percentile Wage
$64,210

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 $64,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid extraction workers is $26,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,320
-0.31% 9.11%
2016
$38,440
0.47% -
2015
$38,260
2.38% -
2014
$37,350
4.42% -
2013
$35,700
2.44% -
2012
$34,830
- -

Compare Extraction Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of extraction workers in 16 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 $47,360. The lowest paying industry is the poured concrete foundation and structure contractors industry (annual salary $33,790). 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
$47,360
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$46,930
Nonresidential Building Construction
$45,670
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$42,850
Construction of Buildings
$42,100
Specialty Trade Contractors
$41,530
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$40,540
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$39,450
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$39,340
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$38,580
Building Equipment Contractors
$38,030
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$37,730
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$37,600
Utility System Construction
$37,270
Residential Building Construction
$36,970
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$33,790

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




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