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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 areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,950
25th Percentile Wage
$37,140
50th Percentile Wage
$50,140
75th Percentile Wage
$69,990
90th Percentile Wage
$79,830

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 $79,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,950.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.88
25th Percentile Wage
$17.86
50th Percentile Wage
$24.11
75th Percentile Wage
$33.65
90th Percentile Wage
$38.38

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for construction laborers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.38. The median hourly salary is $24.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.88.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of construction laborers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,1401.81%10.23%
201549,2306.99%-
201445,7904.72%-
201343,630-3.16%-
201245,010--

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 $35,310 to $58,830. The highest paying area for construction laborers in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $58,830. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton (mean annual salary $56,070). The lowest paying area is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$58,830
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$56,070
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$52,040
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$52,040
Framingham
$51,210
Springfield
$49,890
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$49,680
Peabody
$49,320
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$44,820
New Bedford
$43,910
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$43,140
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$42,860
Barnstable Town
$41,510
Worcester
$41,240
Pittsfield
$38,480
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$35,310


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