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Construction Laborers Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for construction laborers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of construction laborers among Massachusetts cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Construction Laborers in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,890
25th Percentile Wage
$37,920
50th Percentile Wage
$48,400
75th Percentile Wage
$67,710
90th Percentile Wage
$80,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,890.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction laborers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,400
-3.60% 7.00%
2016
$50,140
1.81% -
2015
$49,230
6.99% -
2014
$45,790
4.72% -
2013
$43,630
-3.16% -
2012
$45,010
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Construction Laborers in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction laborers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction laborers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $36,100 to $59,800. The highest paying area for construction laborers in Massachusetts is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $59,800. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $54,610). The lowest paying area is North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$59,800
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$54,610
Springfield
$54,270
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$51,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$49,180
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$48,620
Peabody
$45,240
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$45,060
Framingham
$44,830
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$44,590
Worcester
$42,910
Barnstable Town
$42,770
Pittsfield
$41,990
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$40,690
New Bedford
$39,720
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$36,100




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