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Construction Laborers Salary Information in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of construction laborers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of construction laborers in Philadelphia is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Construction Laborers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,620
25th Percentile Wage
$26,380
50th Percentile Wage
$36,000
75th Percentile Wage
$52,490
90th Percentile Wage
$60,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $19,620.

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
$36,000
0.31% -5.17%
2016
$35,890
0.86% -
2015
$35,580
-12.87% -
2014
$40,160
6.27% -
2013
$37,640
-0.58% -
2012
$37,860
- -

Table 3. Compare Construction Laborers Salary in Philadelphia with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $36,000 in Philadelphia is in the middle of salary range for construction laborers in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of construction laborers in Philadelphia is 34.1 percent (34.1%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 23.9 percent (23.9%) higher than that in the lowest paying Johnstown.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$54,610
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$38,910
Pittsburgh
$38,630
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$37,660
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$37,650
York-Hanover
$37,320
Williamsport
$36,560
Lancaster
$36,140
Philadelphia
$36,000
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$35,950
Reading
$35,530
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$35,030
Erie
$32,800
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$32,490
Lebanon
$31,590
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,110
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,890
State College
$29,550
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$28,840
Altoona
$28,590
Johnstown
$27,410



See also: Top paying jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.