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Top Executive Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of top executives in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Top Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage
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Table 1 shows the average annual salary for top executives in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $157,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $103,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $48,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-1.10% 3.89%
1.06% -
0.71% -
2.38% -
0.87% -
- -

Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of top executives in 22 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for top executive occupations is the land subdivision industry with an annual salary $128,760. The lowest paying industry is the painting and wall covering contractors industry (annual salary $76,460). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Land Subdivision
Nonresidential Building Construction
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Utility System Construction
Construction of Buildings
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
Other Building Equipment Contractors
Building Equipment Contractors
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Specialty Trade Contractors
Roofing Contractors
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
Masonry Contractors
Residential Building Construction
Building Finishing Contractors
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


Highest paying industries for top executives.