Construction Trades Worker Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Construction Trades Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,840
25th Percentile Wage
$34,320
50th Percentile Wage
$46,810
75th Percentile Wage
$62,100
90th Percentile Wage
$77,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction trades workers in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 trades workers is $77,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction trades workers is $26,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,810
0.94% 9.38%
2016
$46,370
2.91% -
2015
$45,020
2.24% -
2014
$44,010
1.93% -
2013
$43,160
1.71% -
2012
$42,420
- -

Compare Construction Trades Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of construction trades workers in 108 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for construction trades worker occupations is the motor vehicle manufacturing industry with an annual salary $72,860. The lowest paying industry is the other wood product manufacturing industry (annual salary $33,520). For detailed construction trades worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$72,860
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$70,680
Tobacco Manufacturing
$69,520
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$68,610
Beverage Manufacturing
$67,910
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$65,180
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$64,620
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$64,560
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$63,590
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$63,470
Foundries
$62,910
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$62,780
Chemical Manufacturing
$62,200
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$62,170
Paper Manufacturing
$60,860
Chemical Manufacturing
$59,780
Chemical Manufacturing
$58,740
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$58,380
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$58,340
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$57,830
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$57,700
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$57,690
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$57,490
Other Food Manufacturing
$57,420
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$57,240
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$57,150
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$57,150
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$57,150
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$56,870
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$56,620
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$56,320
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$56,240
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$56,120
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$56,090
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$56,040
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$55,500
Animal Food Manufacturing
$55,330
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$54,400
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$54,210
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$53,830
Food Manufacturing
$53,600
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$53,540
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$53,360
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$53,270
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$53,250
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$53,060
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$53,060
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$53,060
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$52,680
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$52,370
Printing and Related Support Activities
$52,020
Printing and Related Support Activities
$52,020
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$52,010
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$51,970
Ship and Boat Building
$51,580
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$51,350
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$50,970
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$50,970
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$50,920
Textile Mills
$49,160
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$48,950
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$48,690
Fabric Mills
$48,430
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$48,370
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$48,320
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$47,780
Forging and Stamping
$47,550
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$47,300
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$47,160
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$46,700
Hardware Manufacturing
$46,590
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$46,440
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$46,300
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$45,980
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$45,970
Textile Furnishings Mills
$45,870
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$45,260
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$45,250
Machinery Manufacturing
$45,100
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$44,930
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$44,620
Machinery Manufacturing
$44,240
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$44,030
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$43,260
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$42,890
Textile Product Mills
$42,590
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$42,090
Machine Shops
$41,540
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$41,310
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$40,910
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$40,860
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$39,810
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$39,420
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$39,390
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$38,520
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$38,450
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$38,160
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$38,050
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$37,990
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$37,900
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$37,830
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$37,590
Other Textile Product Mills
$37,560
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$37,430
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$36,870
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$35,810
Wood Product Manufacturing
$34,790
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$33,520

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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