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
$26,590
25th Percentile Wage
$34,140
50th Percentile Wage
$46,370
75th Percentile Wage
$61,310
90th Percentile Wage
$76,370

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 $76,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction trades workers is $26,590.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,3702.91%8.52%
201545,0202.24%-
201444,0101.93%-
201343,1601.71%-
201242,420--

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

The average salaries of construction trades workers in 99 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 $72,210. The lowest paying industry is the veneer, plywood, and engineered wood product manufacturing industry (annual salary $32,170). For detailed construction trades worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$72,210
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$70,410
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$68,360
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$68,050
Beverage Manufacturing
$66,460
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$66,160
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$63,340
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$62,780
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$61,410
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$61,300
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$61,070
Foundries
$61,000
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$60,080
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$59,610
Paper Manufacturing
$58,900
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$58,850
Chemical Manufacturing
$58,230
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$57,830
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$57,330
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$57,150
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$57,000
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$56,620
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$56,120
Other Food Manufacturing
$55,970
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$55,920
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$55,840
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$55,720
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$55,650
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$55,430
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$55,260
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$55,250
Animal Food Manufacturing
$54,990
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$54,540
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$54,400
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$53,850
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$53,830
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$53,730
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$53,520
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$53,250
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$52,680
Printing and Related Support Activities
$52,670
Printing and Related Support Activities
$52,670
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$52,390
Food Manufacturing
$52,260
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$51,970
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$51,630
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$51,620
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$51,400
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$51,400
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$51,340
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$50,950
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$50,920
Ship and Boat Building
$49,510
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$49,290
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$48,950
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$48,590
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$48,460
Textile Mills
$48,150
Forging and Stamping
$47,550
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$47,240
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$47,200
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$46,710
Hardware Manufacturing
$46,590
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$46,300
Textile Furnishings Mills
$46,070
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$45,980
Fabric Mills
$45,590
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$45,530
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$45,260
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$44,930
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$44,030
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$43,320
Machinery Manufacturing
$43,220
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$43,150
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$42,920
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$42,550
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$42,550
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$42,480
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$42,090
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$41,730
Textile Product Mills
$41,460
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$41,310
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$41,020
Machine Shops
$39,930
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$39,810
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$39,700
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$38,910
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$38,520
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$38,160
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$38,090
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$37,830
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$37,450
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$37,430
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$36,870
Other Textile Product Mills
$36,740
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$35,810
Wood Product Manufacturing
$33,860
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$33,140
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$32,170

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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