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Construction Laborers Salary Information in Puerto Rico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,090
25th Percentile Wage
$16,840
50th Percentile Wage
$18,080
75th Percentile Wage
$19,330
90th Percentile Wage
$21,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $21,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,090.

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
$18,080
0.33% 2.27%
2016
$18,020
0.39% -
2015
$17,950
0.89% -
2014
$17,790
0.96% -
2013
$17,620
-0.28% -
2012
$17,670
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Construction Laborers in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction laborers in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction laborers in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $17,450 to $19,070. The highest paying area for construction laborers in Puerto Rico is Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2 with a median annual salary of $19,070. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is Guayama (mean annual salary $18,130). The lowest paying area is Yauco with a median annual salary of $17,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2
$19,070
Guayama
$18,130
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$18,110
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$17,980
Ponce
$17,910
Mayaguez
$17,870
San German-Cabo Rojo
$17,640
Fajardo
$17,560
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1
$17,560
Yauco
$17,450




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