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Construction Laborers Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Construction Laborers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,060
25th Percentile Wage
$28,880
50th Percentile Wage
$37,980
75th Percentile Wage
$51,470
90th Percentile Wage
$67,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers 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 laborers is $67,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid construction laborers is $23,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction laborers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,980
2.40% 11.80%
2016
$37,070
5.07% -
2015
$35,190
4.21% -
2014
$33,710
0.27% -
2013
$33,620
0.36% -
2012
$33,500
- -

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

The average salaries of construction laborers 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 laborers occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $48,560. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $35,910). For detailed construction laborers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$48,560
Federal government, including USPS
$48,560
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$38,130
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$38,130
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$37,980
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$37,960
State government, including schools and hospitals
$36,150
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$35,910

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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