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Construction Trades Worker Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of construction trades workers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare construction trades worker salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Construction Trades Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,730
25th Percentile Wage
$34,790
50th Percentile Wage
$45,810
75th Percentile Wage
$58,170
90th Percentile Wage
$73,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction trades workers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $73,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction trades workers is $27,730.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,8103.25%8.54%
201544,3202.59%-
201443,1701.62%-
201342,4701.34%-
201241,900--

Compare Construction Trades Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of construction trades workers in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal government, including usps industry with an annual salary $54,360. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $42,500). For detailed construction trades worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal government, including USPS
$54,360
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$54,260
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$46,100
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$45,810
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$44,170
State government, including schools and hospitals
$44,170
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$43,770
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$42,500

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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