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Construction Laborers Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,130
25th Percentile Wage
$24,980
50th Percentile Wage
$31,480
75th Percentile Wage
$42,810
90th Percentile Wage
$57,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for construction laborers in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,130.

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
$31,480
2.38% 9.02%
2016
$30,730
6.02% -
2015
$28,880
4.64% -
2014
$27,540
-1.42% -
2013
$27,930
-2.54% -
2012
$28,640
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of construction laborers in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of construction laborers in state of West Virginia ranges from $24,040 to $37,100. The highest paying area for construction laborers in West Virginia is Wheeling with a median annual salary of $37,100. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (mean annual salary $34,470). The lowest paying area is Steubenville-Weirton with a median annual salary of $24,040.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wheeling
$37,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$34,470
Huntington-Ashland
$34,060
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$33,450
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$32,430
Cumberland
$31,650
Charleston
$31,450
Winchester
$30,810
Morgantown
$30,700
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$29,630
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$25,040
Steubenville-Weirton
$24,040




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