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Construction Trades Worker Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Construction Trades Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,740
25th Percentile Wage
$42,170
50th Percentile Wage
$57,430
75th Percentile Wage
$71,130
90th Percentile Wage
$81,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction trades workers in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $81,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction trades workers is $31,740.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,430
1.53% 21.02%
2016
$56,550
4.31% -
2015
$54,110
1.98% -
2014
$53,040
9.75% -
2013
$47,870
5.24% -
2012
$45,360
- -

Compare Construction Trades Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of construction trades workers in 28 industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 air transportation industry with an annual salary $71,800. The lowest paying industry is the freight transportation arrangement industry (annual salary $32,110). For detailed construction trades worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Air Transportation
$71,800
Scheduled Air Transportation
$70,790
Other Pipeline Transportation
$68,090
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$64,750
Pipeline Transportation
$64,420
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$63,270
Postal Service (federal government)
$61,080
Postal Service (federal government)
$61,080
Rail Transportation
$59,940
Rail Transportation
$59,940
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$59,250
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$58,970
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$56,320
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$51,270
Support Activities for Transportation
$47,080
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$45,360
Water Transportation
$44,650
Warehousing and Storage
$43,360
Warehousing and Storage
$43,360
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$42,510
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
$42,380
Inland Water Transportation
$42,070
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water
$41,830
Truck Transportation
$39,490
Specialized Freight Trucking
$38,970
Other Support Activities for Transportation
$38,190
General Freight Trucking
$34,830
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$32,110

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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