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Construction Laborers Salary Information

The salary statistics of construction laborers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of construction laborers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The construction laborers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Construction Laborers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,280
25th Percentile Wage
$27,410
50th Percentile Wage
$34,530
75th Percentile Wage
$46,260
90th Percentile Wage
$63,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) construction laborers is $63,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,280. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 184% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$34,530
3.19% 13.15%
2016
$33,430
4.55% -
2015
$31,910
2.57% -
2014
$31,090
2.03% -
2013
$30,460
1.54% -
2012
$29,990
- -

Table 2. Construction Laborers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of construction laborers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for construction laborers occupations is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector with an annual salary $44,620. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $28,930).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$44,620
Information
$39,550
Utilities
$39,120
Federal, State, and Local Government
$37,980
Transportation and Warehousing
$37,110
Educational Services
$36,660
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,230
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$35,490
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$35,390
Construction
$34,950
Mining
$34,820
Health Care and Social Assistance
$34,120
Finance and Insurance
$33,560
Wholesale Trade
$32,710
Retail Trade
$32,690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,260
Manufacturing
$32,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$32,040
Accommodation and Food Services
$29,460
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$28,930

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Construction Laborers by States

From the above tables we note that not only construction laborers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of construction laborers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,080 to $56,970. The highest paying state for construction laborers is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $56,970. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,080. For more salary information of construction laborers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$56,970
Illinois
$53,640
Alaska
$48,690
Massachusetts
$48,400
New Jersey
$47,690
Minnesota
$46,530
Connecticut
$45,280
Washington
$42,710
New York
$42,520
California
$41,190
Rhode Island
$40,320
Missouri
$39,900
Wisconsin
$39,600
Ohio
$38,990
North Dakota
$38,970
District of Columbia
$38,110
Michigan
$36,640
Montana
$36,480
Indiana
$36,420
Pennsylvania
$36,190
Oregon
$35,970
New Hampshire
$35,820
Iowa
$35,440
Wyoming
$35,180
Colorado
$34,850
Nevada
$34,740
Delaware
$34,520
Vermont
$33,230
Maryland
$32,810
Kansas
$32,690
Kentucky
$31,920
Arizona
$31,740
Louisiana
$31,730
West Virginia
$31,480
Virgin Islands
$31,180
Nebraska
$30,810
Maine
$30,720
Utah
$30,690
Oklahoma
$30,310
Georgia
$30,290
South Dakota
$30,040
New Mexico
$29,900
Texas
$29,710
Idaho
$29,540
Virginia
$29,440
Tennessee
$29,430
North Carolina
$29,130
Florida
$28,680
South Carolina
$28,270
Mississippi
$28,220
Alabama
$28,200
Arkansas
$26,370
Guam
$21,650
Puerto Rico
$18,080



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