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Construction Laborers Salary Information in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,940
25th Percentile Wage
$27,210
50th Percentile Wage
$34,400
75th Percentile Wage
$42,660
90th Percentile Wage
$54,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $19,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.58
25th Percentile Wage
$13.08
50th Percentile Wage
$16.54
75th Percentile Wage
$20.51
90th Percentile Wage
$26.44

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for construction laborers in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.44. The median hourly salary is $16.54. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.58.

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
201634,4005.29%14.22%
201532,5800.15%-
201432,5302.74%-
201331,6406.73%-
201229,510--

Table 3. Compare Construction Laborers Salary in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $34,400 in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre is in the middle of salary range for construction laborers in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of construction laborers in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre is 30.1 percent (30.1%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 20.1 percent (20.1%) higher than that in the lowest paying Altoona.

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

See also: Top paying jobs in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.