Construction Laborers Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,500
25th Percentile Wage
$24,080
50th Percentile Wage
$28,730
75th Percentile Wage
$34,300
90th Percentile Wage
$39,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $39,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,500.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.38
25th Percentile Wage
$11.58
50th Percentile Wage
$13.81
75th Percentile Wage
$16.48
90th Percentile Wage
$19.19

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for construction laborers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $19.19. The median hourly salary is $13.81. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.38.

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
201628,7301.91%9.29%
201528,1802.31%-
201427,5302.76%-
201326,7702.65%-
201226,060--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction laborers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction laborers in state of Tennessee ranges from $25,660 to $29,800. The highest paying area for construction laborers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $29,800. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Chattanooga (mean annual salary $29,120). The lowest paying area is Cleveland with a median annual salary of $25,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$29,800
Chattanooga
$29,120
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$29,000
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$28,940
Knoxville
$28,740
Morristown
$28,710
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$28,360
Jackson
$28,180
Clarksville
$28,120
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$27,650
Johnson City
$27,000
Memphis
$26,880
Cleveland
$25,660



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