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Construction Trades Worker Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of construction trades workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction trades worker salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Construction Trades Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,890
25th Percentile Wage
$30,910
50th Percentile Wage
$42,400
75th Percentile Wage
$60,800
90th Percentile Wage
$79,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction trades workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $79,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction trades workers is $21,890.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$42,400
-5.52% -5.45%
2016
$44,740
0.87% -
2015
$44,350
-0.45% -
2014
$44,550
0.29% -
2013
$44,420
-0.65% -
2012
$44,710
- -

Compare Construction Trades Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of construction trades workers in 13 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $69,200. The lowest paying industry is the advertising, public relations, and related services industry (annual salary $36,890). For detailed construction trades worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$69,200
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$69,160
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$58,500
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,640
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$49,540
Testing Laboratories
$48,830
Specialized Design Services
$43,090
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$43,030
Photographic Services
$42,870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,400
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$39,320
Engineering Services
$39,160
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$36,890

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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