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Construction Laborers Salary Information in New Jersey

The average annual and hourly salaries for construction laborers in the state of New Jersey are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of construction laborers amongst New Jersey 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,080
25th Percentile Wage
$33,750
50th Percentile Wage
$47,690
75th Percentile Wage
$70,870
90th Percentile Wage
$84,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,080.

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
$47,690
4.07% 4.55%
2016
$45,750
0.04% -
2015
$45,730
1.97% -
2014
$44,830
2.21% -
2013
$43,840
-3.83% -
2012
$45,520
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Construction Laborers in New Jersey Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction laborers in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction laborers in state of New Jersey ranges from $35,900 to $57,510. The highest paying area for construction laborers in New Jersey is Atlantic City-Hammonton with a median annual salary of $57,510. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Camden (mean annual salary $50,480). The lowest paying area is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $35,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlantic City-Hammonton
$57,510
Camden
$50,480
Edison-New Brunswick
$46,010
Trenton-Ewing
$38,130
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton
$37,640
Ocean City
$36,590
Wilmington
$35,900




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