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Construction and Excavation Salaries

  Wage Estimates
Occupation Title

Employment

Median Hourly

Mean Hourly

Mean Annual

Construction and Extraction Occupations

145,070 $18.04 $19.74 $41,060
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 16,150 $28.47 $29.61 $61,590
Boilermakers 220 $23.89 $23.83 $49,580
Brickmasons and Blockmasons

4,030

$21.67

$21.29

$44,290

Stonemasons 440 $20.01 $21.37 $44,450
Carpenters 18,500 $19.46 $20.73 $43,110
Carpet Installers * $15.21 $17.08 $35,530
Floor Sanders and Finishers * $14.87 $16.90 $35,150
Tile and Marble Setters

1,210

$19.35

$20.13

$41,870

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 4,750 $16.51 $16.91 $35,170
Construction Laborers 26,170 $13.31 $13.76 $28,630
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 840 $15.35 $15.75 $32,760
Pile-Driver Operators 100 $19.10 $18.95 $39,430
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 6,370 $19.48 $19.82 $41,230
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 3,470 $17.82 $18.33 $38,120
Tapers 420 $17.31 $17.71 $36,830
Electricians 12,870 $23.13 $23.62 $49,130
Glaziers 1,120 $19.85 $19.69 $40,960
Insulation Workers, Floor Ceiling and Wall * $14.52 $15.15 $31,520
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 6,630 $15.96 $16.98 $35,330
Paperhangers 40 $19.32 $17.82 $37,060
Pipelayers 1,530 $16.33 $16.91 $35,180
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 9,850 $22.11 $22.88 $47,580
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 390 $15.59 $15.40 $32,020
Roofers 1,870 $16.50 $18.16 $37,770
Sheet Metal Workers 4,920 $18.96 $20.88 $43,430
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 760 $18.41 $19.51 $40,570
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 2,410 $12.84 $13.22 $27,500
Helpers--Carpenters 2,650 $13.03 $13.05 $27,140
Helpers--Electricians 2,960 $13.64 $13.93 $28,980
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 350 $9.42 $9.91 $20,610
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 2,150 $13.27 $13.43 $27,930
Helpers--Roofers 660 $13.94 $14.26 $29,660
Construction and Building Inspectors 2,790 $25.60 $25.96 $54,000
Fence Erectors 860 $14.58 $14.20 $29,540
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 520 $16.78 $17.28 $35,930
Highway Maintenance Workers * $18.77 $18.85 $39,210
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners * $16.30 $16.31 $33,920
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas * $17.65 $18.32 $38,110
Helpers--Extraction Workers * $13.83 $14.74 $30,650

* = not available,  Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics