National » Construction and Extraction » Construction Trades Helpers

Construction Trades Helper Salary Information

The salary statistics of construction trades helpers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of construction trades helpers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of construction trades helpers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The construction trades helpers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Construction Trades Helper Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,290
25th Percentile Wage
$23,970
50th Percentile Wage
$29,180
75th Percentile Wage
$36,090
90th Percentile Wage
$44,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction trades helpers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) construction trades helpers is $44,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,290. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 118% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of construction trades helpers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201629,1802.74%8.94%
201528,3802.96%-
201427,5402.00%-
201326,9901.56%-
201226,570--

Table 2. Construction Trades Helper Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of construction trades helpers in 16 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 trades helpers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $43,260. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $25,130).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,260
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$35,500
Health Care and Social Assistance
$34,990
Utilities
$34,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$34,080
Mining
$32,650
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$32,420
Educational Services
$30,650
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,210
Transportation and Warehousing
$30,070
Manufacturing
$29,800
Construction
$29,120
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$28,410
Wholesale Trade
$27,820
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$27,170
Retail Trade
$25,130



Related:

Highest paying industries for construction trades helpers.