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Construction Laborers Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for construction laborers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of construction laborers amongst Washington 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Construction Laborers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,230
25th Percentile Wage
$33,930
50th Percentile Wage
$42,710
75th Percentile Wage
$56,890
90th Percentile Wage
$72,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,230.

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
$42,710
4.73% 13.81%
2016
$40,690
3.27% -
2015
$39,360
3.02% -
2014
$38,170
3.35% -
2013
$36,890
0.22% -
2012
$36,810
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction laborers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction laborers in state of Washington ranges from $34,430 to $46,970. The highest paying area for construction laborers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $46,970. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Longview (mean annual salary $46,260). The lowest paying area is Yakima with a median annual salary of $34,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$46,970
Longview
$46,260
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$45,950
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$45,700
Bellingham
$44,900
Bremerton-Silverdale
$43,050
Olympia
$39,720
Spokane
$39,290
Tacoma
$38,950
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$38,160
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$38,130
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$37,940
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$37,370
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$37,210
Lewiston
$36,010
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$35,820
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$35,820
Yakima
$34,430




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