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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Construction Trades Helper Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $46,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,030. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 119% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of construction trades helpers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
3.12% 11.79%
2.74% -
2.96% -
2.00% -
1.56% -
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Table 2. Construction Trades Helper Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of construction trades helpers in 17 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 $39,110. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $24,820).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
Health Care and Social Assistance
Transportation and Warehousing
Accommodation and Food Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Educational Services
Wholesale Trade
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Retail Trade


💰 Highest paying industries for construction trades helpers.