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Construction Laborers Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for construction laborers in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of construction laborers among North Carolina 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,740
25th Percentile Wage
$24,060
50th Percentile Wage
$29,130
75th Percentile Wage
$35,170
90th Percentile Wage
$40,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $40,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,740.

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
$29,130
5.94% 15.45%
2016
$27,400
4.74% -
2015
$26,100
3.91% -
2014
$25,080
0.60% -
2013
$24,930
1.20% -
2012
$24,630
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Construction Laborers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction laborers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction laborers in state of North Carolina ranges from $24,300 to $31,940. The highest paying area for construction laborers in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $31,940. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $31,300). The lowest paying area is Rocky Mount with a median annual salary of $24,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$31,940
Greensboro-High Point
$31,300
Burlington
$30,980
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$30,280
Raleigh-Cary
$30,030
Wilmington
$28,980
Winston-Salem
$28,620
Asheville
$28,010
Jacksonville
$27,970
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,960
Goldsboro
$27,710
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,440
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$26,630
Greenville
$26,460
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$26,190
Fayetteville
$24,400
Rocky Mount
$24,300




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