Highest Paying Industries for Construction Trades Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned33.3269300
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations32.4667510
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank32.4267430
Tobacco Manufacturing32.3567290
Scheduled Air Transportation32.0466650
Air Transportation31.765940
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing31.6265770
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned31.4265350
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging31.1364750
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers31.0764620
Publishing Industries (except Internet)30.964280
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution30.8464160
Spectator Sports30.4863400
Newspaper Publishers30.4263270
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services30.4263270
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance30.3663140
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing30.3163050
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers30.363020
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries30.1462690
Motion Picture and Video Industries30.1462690
Insurance Carriers29.9962380
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing29.8362040
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing29.7661900
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities29.7461870
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events29.6161580
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers29.5661490
Natural Gas Distribution29.5461440
Information29.360950
Hospitals, Local government owned29.2960920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned29.2660870
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)29.2460820
Beverage Manufacturing29.0860480
Scientific Research and Development Services28.7459790
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences28.7459790
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing28.5559390
Utilities28.4959270
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries28.4859230
Rail Transportation28.4459150
Performing Arts Companies28.4259110
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing28.358860
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills28.2158680
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation28.0158250
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries27.9458120
Paper Manufacturing27.8958020
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing27.8357890
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing27.7957810
Postal Service (federal government)27.7857780
Outpatient Care Centers27.5857360
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing27.5557300
Finance and Insurance27.4157020
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing27.3356840
Chemical Manufacturing27.2856750
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing27.0956350
Grain and Oilseed Milling27.0956340
Animal Food Manufacturing26.9356020
Security Systems Services26.9356010
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing26.9255990
Investigation and Security Services26.8855920
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing26.7655650
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities26.7555630
Household Appliance Manufacturing26.7155570
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing26.5455210
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing26.4555020
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation26.4354980
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters26.4354980
General Merchandise Stores26.3254740
Department Stores26.3254740
Primary Metal Manufacturing26.2754640
Basic Chemical Manufacturing26.2454590
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned26.2554590
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing26.2254530
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing26.1854460
Telecommunications26.0954260
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors25.9553990
Educational Support Services, Local government owned25.9453950
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing25.9153890
Federal government, including the US Postal Service25.953860
Federal Executive Branch25.8853840
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)25.8753810
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned25.8653790
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing25.8153680
Educational Services, Privately owned25.7953640
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.7153480
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses25.6853420
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.6853420
Building Equipment Contractors25.653240
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing25.5953230
Rubber Product Manufacturing25.5753180
Ambulatory Health Care Services25.5453130
Other Food Manufacturing25.4953030
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors25.4652950
Photographic Services25.4452920
Casino Hotels25.3752770
Hospitals, Privately owned25.3552720
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing25.3152630
Automobile Dealers25.352620
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing25.2952610
Wired Telecommunications Carriers25.2852590
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing25.2752550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned25.1752360
Computer Systems Design and Related Services25.1752350
Food Manufacturing25.1252240
Metal Ore Mining25.0852170
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing25.0352070
Transportation and Warehousing24.9851960
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing24.9751940
Specialty hospitals, State government owned24.9451880
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing24.9451870
Printing and Related Support Activities24.9351850
Other Telecommunications24.9151800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned24.8851750
Junior colleges, Local government owned24.8751740
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing24.8651720
Coal Mining24.851580
Lessors of Real Estate24.7651490
Water Transportation24.7551470
Educational Support Services, Privately owned24.7451460
Dairy Product Manufacturing24.6751310
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.651170
Other Pipeline Transportation24.5951140
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)24.5951140
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned24.5951140
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing24.5751100
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers24.5551070
Foundries24.5251000
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel24.4650880
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries24.4550860
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned24.4450830
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers24.3650660
Death Care Services24.3650660
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing24.2550450
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas24.2550450
Pipeline Transportation24.2250370
Oil and Gas Extraction24.2150350
Civic and Social Organizations24.1950320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)24.1850290
Other Support Services24.1750280
Offices of Physicians24.1450210
Hospitals, State government owned24.1250170
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers24.0950110
Machine Shops24.0750060
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers24.0450000
Sawmills and Wood Preservation23.9649840
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)23.8949700
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing23.8749660
Engineering Services23.8449600
Food Services and Drinking Places23.8549600
Facilities Support Services23.8349570
Personal and Laundry Services23.8349560
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance23.849500
Support Activities for Road Transportation23.7949490
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil23.7349370
Communications Equipment Manufacturing23.6449180
Forging and Stamping23.6349140
Plastics Product Manufacturing23.6249130
Other Building Equipment Contractors23.649090
Gambling Industries23.5949060
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)23.5849050
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing23.4748820
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)23.4448760
Electronics and Appliance Stores23.448680
Mining (except Oil and Gas)23.3748610
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers23.3748610
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned23.3448540
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers23.2348320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services23.2248290
Testing Laboratories23.248260
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned23.1748190
Educational Services, State government owned23.0747980
Real Estate23.0247890
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing23.0247870
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing22.9847800
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance22.9847790
Support Activities for Air Transportation22.9547730
Support Activities for Water Transportation22.9347690
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services22.9247680
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers22.9147650
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)22.8747580
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing22.8347480
Warehousing and Storage22.8247460
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services22.8247460
Traveler Accommodation22.7647340
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions22.7447290
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers22.7347270
Accommodation and Food Services22.7247250
Accommodation22.7147230
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing22.6647140
Educational Services, Local government owned22.6347070
Management of Companies and Enterprises22.6147040
Support Activities for Rail Transportation22.5946980
Repair and Maintenance22.5846960
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers22.5746940
Mining22.5446870
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing22.5346860
Ship and Boat Building22.5146820
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing22.4946770
Waste Collection22.3646500
Manufacturing22.3246430
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers22.3246420
Specialty Trade Contractors22.346390
Amusement Parks and Arcades22.2946370
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)22.2646290
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing22.2346250
Rental and Leasing Services22.2246220
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction22.1946160
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned22.1346030
Masonry Contractors22.0545870
Nonresidential Building Construction22.0445840
Fabric Mills22.0145780
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service21.9345610
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations21.9245590
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing21.8645470
Construction21.8445420
Drywall and Insulation Contractors21.8245390
All industries21.8145360
All industries, private ownership only21.845350
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing21.845350
Textile Mills21.7445210
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing21.7245180
Federal, State, and Local Government21.7245180
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service21.7245180
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills21.6645050
Animal Slaughtering and Processing21.644930
Waste Treatment and Disposal21.5644840
Elementary and Secondary Schools, State government owned21.544710
Local government, including schools and hospitals21.4944700
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction21.4844670
Support Activities for Transportation21.4844670
State government, including schools and hospitals21.4244560
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers21.4144540
Support Activities for Mining21.3744450
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing21.3544410
Hardware Manufacturing21.3144320
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.2944280
Waste Management and Remediation Services21.2844250
Wholesale Trade21.2644210
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction21.2544190
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing21.2444180
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills21.1844060
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying21.1544000
Machinery Manufacturing20.9943650
Utility System Construction20.9843640
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services20.9743620
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities20.9743610
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods20.9643600
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction20.9543570
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing20.9443560
Textile Furnishings Mills20.8943460
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods20.8943460
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing20.8143280
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing20.7843230
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers20.7843210
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)20.7443140
General Rental Centers20.7443130
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing20.7343120
Junior colleges, State government owned20.743060
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services20.6943030
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance20.6943030
Water, Sewage and Other Systems20.5942820
Construction of Buildings20.5942820
Nonstore Retailers20.542640
Activities Related to Real Estate20.4842600
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals20.4842600
Forestry and Logging20.4642570
Logging20.4642570
Building Finishing Contractors20.3542330
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers20.3342290
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors20.3242260
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities20.2942190
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing20.2742170
Direct Selling Establishments20.2542120
Specialized Design Services20.242010
Inland Water Transportation20.1641920
Miscellaneous Manufacturing20.1241840
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing19.8441270
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services19.7841140
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities19.7741120
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing19.7241030
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing19.7140990
Other Specialty Trade Contractors19.6640880
Automotive Repair and Maintenance19.6440840
Services to Buildings and Dwellings19.6240800
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly19.4840520
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair19.4640480
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing19.3140170
Residential Building Construction19.2339990
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors19.1439820
Landscaping Services19.1339790
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers19.1139750
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing19.0739670
Home Furnishings Stores19.0239570
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores18.9639430
Roofing Contractors18.9339370
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services18.9339370
Retail Trade18.9139330
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing18.939320
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting18.939310
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers18.939310
Exterminating and Pest Control Services18.8539200
Land Subdivision18.8439190
Building Material and Supplies Dealers18.8139130
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing18.8139120
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers18.8139120
Office Administrative Services18.7939090
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers18.7939080
Specialized Freight Trucking18.7639010
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers18.6938870
Other Residential Care Facilities18.6438780
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors18.5838640
Social Advocacy Organizations18.5838640
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing18.5438570
Social Assistance18.5238510
Textile Product Mills18.4438350
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing18.3338120
Truck Transportation18.3238100
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing18.2938040
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing18.2237890
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores18.237850
Individual and Family Services18.1537750
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing18.1137670
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers18.1137670
Food and Beverage Stores18.1137670
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services17.9237270
Used Merchandise Stores17.7436890
Administrative and Support Services17.3736120
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing17.3236030
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers17.1635680
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities17.1335620
Miscellaneous Store Retailers17.135580
Furniture Stores17.0835520
Wood Product Manufacturing17.0535470
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps16.8635070
Other Wood Product Manufacturing16.634520
General Freight Trucking16.4334170
Employment Services16.2333760
Other Textile Product Mills16.2233740
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities16.0533380
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing15.8132880
Other Support Activities for Transportation15.7532760
Support Activities for Crop Production15.6532560
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance15.5632370
Freight Transportation Arrangement15.2231650
Consumer Goods Rental15.1431500
Vocational Rehabilitation Services13.3927860

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