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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Construction Laborers in Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,170
25th Percentile Wage
$29,810
50th Percentile Wage
$35,950
75th Percentile Wage
$44,580
90th Percentile Wage
$61,360

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 $61,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $25,170.

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
$35,950
4.31% 17.91%
2016
$34,400
5.29% -
2015
$32,580
0.15% -
2014
$32,530
2.74% -
2013
$31,640
6.73% -
2012
$29,510
- -

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 $35,950 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 34.2 percent (34.2%) lower than that in the highest paying Newark-Union and 23.8 percent (23.8%) 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 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.