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Construction and Extraction Salaries Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual
Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,548,760 $18.24 $20.36 $42,350
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 577,390 $27.95 $29.46 $61,280
Boilermakers 20,400 $25.13 $25.53 $53,100
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 106,270 $21.94 $22.95 $47,740
Stonemasons 18,910 $18.17 $19.68 $40,930
Carpenters 899,920 $18.72 $20.64 $42,940
Carpet Installers 34,390 $17.80 $19.87 $41,330
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 14,250 $17.50 $19.03 $39,580
Floor Sanders and Finishers 8,220 $15.41 $16.93 $35,220
Tile and Marble Setters 51,210 $18.85 $20.13 $41,870
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 201,730 $16.87 $18.75 $39,000
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 5,550 $17.25 $18.90 $39,300
Construction Laborers 1,020,290 $13.71 $15.51 $32,250
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 61,230 $16.00 $17.54 $36,490
Pile-Driver Operators 4,790 $23.01 $24.83 $51,640
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 398,910 $18.88 $20.97 $43,630
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 128,740 $18.12 $19.68 $40,940
Tapers 31,850 $21.03 $22.07 $45,900
Electricians 633,010 $22.32 $23.98 $49,890
Glaziers 51,730 $17.11 $18.74 $38,990
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 28,390 $15.34 $16.79 $34,920
Insulation Workers, Mechanical 30,150 $17.95 $19.99 $41,570
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 250,310 $15.85 $17.56 $36,510
Paperhangers 4,610 $16.76 $19.00 $39,520
Pipelayers 54,440 $15.72 $17.45 $36,300
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 437,540 $21.94 $23.65 $49,200
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 43,290 $18.01 $19.27 $40,070
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 28,620 $19.18 $21.34 $44,380
Roofers 120,200 $16.17 $18.00 $37,430
Sheet Metal Workers 163,480 $19.37 $21.30 $44,310
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 68,670 $20.68 $22.68 $47,170
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 53,300 $13.19 $14.24 $29,610
Helpers--Carpenters 81,260 $12.21 $12.69 $26,390
Helpers--Electricians 104,050 $12.69 $13.20 $27,450
Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons 19,900 $11.23 $11.70 $24,330
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 79,870 $12.73 $13.10 $27,260
Helpers--Roofers 18,730 $11.47 $11.85 $24,660
Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 27,210 $12.01 $13.04 $27,130
Construction and Building Inspectors 96,000 $24.12 $25.08 $52,160
Elevator Installers and Repairers 25,070 $33.35 $32.57 $67,750
Fence Erectors 25,710 $13.49 $14.49 $30,130
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 42,500 $17.94 $19.37 $40,290
Highway Maintenance Workers 136,420 $16.35 $16.84 $35,040
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 15,020 $21.26 $21.57 $44,870
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 24,730 $16.19 $17.09 $35,550
Segmental Pavers 1,170 $13.17 $13.68 $28,450
Construction and Related Workers, All Other 55,820 $15.65 $16.91 $35,170
Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas 23,590 $20.15 $20.18 $41,980
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas 27,020 $23.94 $26.14 $54,370
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining 36,850 $18.07 $19.86 $41,320
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 20,220 $18.39 $19.88 $41,360
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters 6,060 $20.18 $21.39 $44,490
Continuous Mining Machine Operators 10,920 $22.09 $21.91 $45,570
Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators 9,190 $19.94 $19.96 $41,510
Mining Machine Operators, All Other 4,650 $20.62 $20.79 $43,240
Rock Splitters, Quarry 4,210 $13.41 $14.50 $30,160
Roof Bolters, Mining 4,950 $21.74 $21.97 $45,690
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas 62,540 $14.72 $15.70 $32,660
Helpers--Extraction Workers 25,550 $15.74 $16.36 $34,030
Extraction Workers, All Other 7,800 $18.49 $19.89 $41,370

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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