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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
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 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
1.53% 21.02%
4.31% -
1.98% -
9.75% -
5.24% -
- -

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
Scheduled Air Transportation
Other Pipeline Transportation
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
Pipeline Transportation
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
Postal Service (federal government)
Postal Service (federal government)
Rail Transportation
Rail Transportation
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
Support Activities for Water Transportation
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
Support Activities for Air Transportation
Support Activities for Transportation
Support Activities for Road Transportation
Water Transportation
Warehousing and Storage
Warehousing and Storage
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
Inland Water Transportation
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water
Truck Transportation
Specialized Freight Trucking
Other Support Activities for Transportation
General Freight Trucking
Freight Transportation Arrangement

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


Highest paying industries for construction trades workers.