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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
$22,850
25th Percentile Wage
$31,670
50th Percentile Wage
$44,740
75th Percentile Wage
$63,070
90th Percentile Wage
$82,360

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 $82,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction trades workers is $22,850.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,7400.87%0.07%
201544,350-0.45%-
201444,5500.29%-
201344,420-0.65%-
201244,710--

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 accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industry with an annual salary $73,210. The lowest paying industry is the advertising, public relations, and related services industry (annual salary $37,850). For detailed construction trades worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$73,210
Scientific Research and Development Services
$66,650
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$66,430
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,880
Testing Laboratories
$46,980
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$45,810
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$45,060
Engineering Services
$44,880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,740
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$42,420
Photographic Services
$42,100
Specialized Design Services
$39,120
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$37,850

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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