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Construction Laborers Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,370
25th Percentile Wage
$27,990
50th Percentile Wage
$35,680
75th Percentile Wage
$47,620
90th Percentile Wage
$59,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,370.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.75
25th Percentile Wage
$13.46
50th Percentile Wage
$17.14
75th Percentile Wage
$22.89
90th Percentile Wage
$28.82

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for construction laborers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.82. The median hourly salary is $17.14. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.75.

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
201635,6802.97%5.61%
201534,6200.52%-
201434,4403.60%-
201333,200-1.45%-
201233,680--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction laborers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction laborers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $27,500 to $49,220. The highest paying area for construction laborers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $49,220. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Pittsburgh (mean annual salary $39,020). The lowest paying area is Altoona with a median annual salary of $27,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$49,220
Pittsburgh
$39,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$38,390
York-Hanover
$36,450
Lancaster
$36,010
Philadelphia
$35,890
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$35,690
Williamsport
$34,560
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$34,400
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$33,750
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$33,640
Reading
$33,350
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$32,630
Erie
$32,500
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,640
Lebanon
$29,810
State College
$28,970
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$28,840
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$28,790
Johnstown
$27,760
Altoona
$27,500


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