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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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

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
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
Beverage Manufacturing
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Other Food Manufacturing
Dairy Product Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Animal Food Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Grain and Oilseed Milling
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Forging and Stamping
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
Hardware Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Textile Furnishings Mills
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Fabric Mills
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
Machinery Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Textile Product Mills
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Other Textile Product Mills
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


Highest paying industries for construction trades workers.