Construction Laborers Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,650
25th Percentile Wage
$23,670
50th Percentile Wage
$28,760
75th Percentile Wage
$34,950
90th Percentile Wage
$40,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $40,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.44
25th Percentile Wage
$11.38
50th Percentile Wage
$13.82
75th Percentile Wage
$16.80
90th Percentile Wage
$19.42

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for construction laborers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $19.42. The median hourly salary is $13.82. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.44.

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
201628,7601.50%6.75%
201528,3301.16%-
201428,0002.61%-
201327,2701.65%-
201226,820--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction laborers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction laborers in state of Virginia ranges from $24,230 to $29,020. The highest paying area for construction laborers in Virginia is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,020. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol (mean annual salary $28,860). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$29,020
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$28,860
Richmond
$28,410
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$28,280
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$28,190
Charlottesville
$27,620
Danville
$27,230
Roanoke
$26,960
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$26,370
Harrisonburg
$26,020
Lynchburg
$25,230
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$24,830
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$24,230



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